BAD MATCHUP

Rockets long-range attack halted in 113-106 home loss to Warriors

The Rockets count on their three-point attack, but the Golden State Warriors seem to know how to close out on Houston's shooters. That showed Tuesday night as the Rockets shot just 5-of-31 from beyond the arc, falling 113-106 to the Warriors at Toyota Center. Bad matchup ... it really is. Klay Thompson (25 points) did the scoring early and Stephen Curry (32 points) did it late while Draymond Green (19 points, nine rebounds, three steals) was a pest much of the night. This is the sixth straight home loss to Golden State in the regular season. But while defense was a big problem in that first quarter, it's the Rockets' inability to produce from three against this team that was too much to overcome. "If you don't score with them, you're not going to beat them because nobody is going to stop them from scoring," said Mike D'Antoni. The Rockets were forced to go inside, which is why Clint Capela (21 points, 9-10 FG) thrived. James Harden finished with a triple-double (which seems to be all MVP voters are caring about these days), but shot just 5-20 from the field, finishing with 24 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.

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