Feb 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) attempts to drive the ball past Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Get Another Rematch vs Rockets: Game Preview


The Rockets have already beaten the Warriors twice this season, pretty badly. One time, the Rockets scored 23 three-point shots, tying an NBA record.

Against the Warriors in Oracle, they still hit their perimeter shots, despite the Warriors trying to defend that more than anything. In Houston, the Warriors fell to the Rockets 140-109, and are still looking to avenge that loss.

The Rockets aren’t so hot as of late, and this is the time for the Warriors to really attack. With the Rockets now two games behind the Warriors, the Dubs are looking to hand them another loss and keep their distance from dropping to 7th.

Key of the Night: Get Bench Going

Right now, all the Warrior starters, except Andrew Bogut, seem to have it going offensively. In the ugliest game of the year, the Warriors were able to beat out the Kings, thanks to Klay Thompson’s first career game winner. Despite some off nights from role players, they were able to get it going when it mattered, and pick up the win.

The bench, last night, was not bad, but wasn’t good. If Malcolm Thomas can earn some playing time, he’ll likely energize the crowd. Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, however, the two main bench players, are going to have to chip in on both ends of the floor to beat a team like this.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: Thompson-Harden

Players to Watch: James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons, David Lee

Leading Scorer: James Harden

Winner: Warriors

Probable Lineups:

1. Curry vs Lin

2. Thompson vs Harden

3. Barnes vs Parsons

4. Lee vs Motiejunas

5. Bogut vs Asik

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