NOT ENOUGH FIREPOWER

Rockets put up fight, but don't have the horses to run with Warriors

Right out of the gate, this game looked lopsided. Golden State, winner of 41 straight at home, blew the Rockets away in the first quarter, scoring 42 points and taking a 15-point lead into the second quarter. But a strange thing happened -- the Rockets put up some fight. They made an incredible run in the second and third quarters, actually taking a five-point lead late in the third, but they ran out of gas from there, falling 123-110 to the Warriors Tuesday night. The loss drops the Rockets to 27-27 on the year, giving them more losses this season than all of last season. James Harden, who was held scoreless in the brutal first quarter, made the run happen in the middle quarters and went on to finish with 37 points. Trevor Ariza added 19 and Dwight Howard put up 16 points and 15 boards, though he was just 2-10 from the free throw line.

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