Rockets Back to Winning Ways Against Warriors

Houston edges Golden State, ends their two-game slide
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2008 2:42 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors' Baron Davis (5) shoots over Houston Rockets defender Shane Battier in the third quarter of their game, Friday, March 21, 2008 in Oakland, Calif. The Rockets won, 109-106.    (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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(Newser) – It was barely a losing streak before the Rockets got back to their winning ways. Houston eked one out Golden State last night, 109-106, to end the brief two-game slide that followed their record win streak. "It was a huge win for us," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "After the last two games and then coming in here playing a team that’s like us, fighting, we had a solid game right on through.”

Baron Davis and Monta Ellis wouldn’t back down for the Warriors, as they combined for 47 points. But with some restructuring to their offense, the Rockets were able to give Tracy McGrady a little more breathing room, as he ended the game with 26 points, eight boards, and eight assists. The win moves Houston back into a tie for second place in the Western Conference.