Warriors Stymie Rockets, Again

Houston just can't shake Golden State, 113-94
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 2:50 AM CST
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11), of China,, right, tries to shoot as Golden State Warriors forward Andris Biedrins (15), of Latvia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The suddenly relevent Warriors brought their win streak up to a league-leading five games by decisively clamping down on the Rockets last night, winning 113-94. No one on Houston's starting five could score more than 11 points against Golden State's innovative defense, and a second-quarter Rockets lead was fleeting, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

"We're rolling," said Al Harrington, whose 18 points matched the average of the Warriors' starting lineup. Baron Davis pulled off 27 points and eight assists, and Monta Ellis racked up 18 points and 10 rebounds. Golden State, whose 0-6 start to the season placed them at the bottom of the rankings basement, is now cruising at ninth in the Western Conference.