|2014/15 NBA Season|
|January 16th, 2015|
|7:00 PM CST
|James Harden||SG||Klay Thompson|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Harrison Barnes|
|Donatas Motiejunas||PF||Draymond Green|
The Golden State Warriors drop into Houston for their fourth game in five nights after dropping only their sixth game of the season in Oklahoma City last night. The Warriors planned ahead by resting Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut before a showdown with James Harden and Dwight Howard. Meanwhile the Rockets are riding a wave powered by James Harden's MVP candidacy, solid defense and big contributions from new hands Corey Brewer and Josh Smith.
- Dwight Howard has not played against the Warriors this year. He missed both of the previous matchups.
- Here are the total minutes for some select Rockets in two games against the Warriors this season: Isaiah Canaan 39, Tarik Black 35, Kostas Papnikolaou 29, Jason Terry 57, Joey Dorsey 12, Nick Johnson 19. I'd expect 12 total minutes from this crew tonight.
- The Warriors rested Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut against OKC in anticipation of Dwight Howard and James Harden.