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Rockets vs. Warriors game preview: oh how the mighty have fallen

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NBA: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Houston and Golden State are definitely not where they would like to be. The Rockets are vying for a bottom three spot in the league, while the Warriors are 24-28 and are currently in 10th place in the West.

Both teams are coming off losses last night. The Rockets lost due to a disastrous second quarter to the Clippers. Meanwhile, the Warriors blew a late 3-point lead against the Wizards by giving up a 4-point play to Bradley Beal. I expect the Warriors to be motivated to come out swinging, and I expect Houston to play like they usually do.

With Detroit’s win Thursday night, the Rockets are now two games ahead of them for the second-worst record in the league and three games ahead of Orlando, who are sitting in the dreaded fourth-worst spot. Washington’s win also gives Houston a bit of breathing room, but it does seem like a lot of teams at the bottom have now committed fully to tanking. The race to the bottom will come down to the final weeks.

Tip-off is at 9pm CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest

Poll

Who wins tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Golden State in a rout
    (40 votes)
  • 44%
    Golden State in a close one
    (55 votes)
  • 24%
    Houston, somehow
    (30 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now