3. December 25th vs. Houston Rockets
In a game with all of the odds stacked against them, the Warriors welcomed the Houston Rockets to town on Christmas. The Rockets appeared to be the clear favorites against the struggling Warriors, but Golden State had other ideas.
The starters combined to score 90 points as guard Damion Lee led the way with 22 points and an incredible 15 rebounds. Draymond Green followed with a season-high 20 points and eleven rebounds of his own, and former Warrior D’Angelo Russell poured in 20 more points himself.
These three players seemingly had everything going offensively with their combined 62 points as they propelled the team forward. Former team members Glenn Robinson III and Willie Cauley-Stein rounded out the starting lineup as Robinson scored 18 points and Cauley-Stein 10.
Green’s season-high 20 points provided a significant boost for the offense, as he averaged just 8.0 points per game over the regular season.
Golden State also held off a 30 point night from Russell Westbrook and limited James Harden to just 24 points on the night. It was an all-around sensational performance from their starting lineup, which propelled the Warriors to a massive 116-104 victory on Christmas Day.
Given their recent history over the past few years with the Rockets, it was the perfect present to see the Warriors take down Houston on Christmas Day.