Now, on the latest episode of 'As the Warriors Turn', the team will again try and capture the rhythm that's eluded them in the hostile, but historically comforting confines of Oklahoma City in Saturday night's matchup against the Thunder.
Harden sank the first to create the final margin but missed the second only to have Iguodala chase down the rebound and tap the ball to unguarded Thompson, who tossed it in the air as the final horn sounded. They knocked down just 11 of 41 3-point attempts, with Harden, Paul and PJ Tucker combining to go just 5-for-25.
Harden scoffed when asked about Curry's comment. "I know he's been through a lot this year and has had some ups and downs since he's been back, but nothing he does out there should surprise anybody".
Regardless of all the chatter surrounding the rivalry between the Warriors and the Rockets, Green said "I'm not sure stupidity juices anyone".
Harden led the way for the Rockets with 29 points.
"This is the team we should have had all year and it just didn't materialize", coach Mike D'Antoni said. "I used to watch it with her and every episode it was something", he said. 21 after having thumb surgery.
Steph Curry pushed the lead back out to three with a pair of free throws with 8 seconds left.
"Everybody has been healthy so it helped our main core to be consistent in our performances and being able to communicate game after game and build off that", Capela said.
Eric Gordon was asked if he believes the Warriors see the Rockets as their foremost challenger.
Right from Andrew Bogut to Kevon Looney, through David Lee, Festus Ezeli, Mo Speights, David West, Zaza Pachulia, Jordan Bell and Damian Jones, none of the centers on the Warriors teams, were the right fit for the way the team played.
Cousins had a phenomenal overall game, but what stood out - particularly early - was his passing.
The Rockets have had at least four players finish in double figures in all but one game during their recent streak and have had six score more than 10 once and five players do it in two other games.
"We locked in and we got stops and we knew who we were guarding", he said. "We won nine in a row. you kind of let go of the rope a little bit or we make some mistakes that we've been getting away with maybe against some of the teams we have been playing over the last few weeks".
Golden State now has a 1.5-game lead over the Denver Nuggets (44-22) for the No.1 seed in the conference.
The Rockets sliced what was a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to 104-103 on a three-point play by Chris Paul with 10.8 seconds remaining. "It was my fault in the first half", Westbrook said.
Not only was Houston looking to win its 10th straight game on Wednesday, but it also had a chance to sweep the season series with Golden State for the first time since the 2009-10 season.