Rockets ready for Warriors on the skids

Rockets ready for Warriors on the skids
February 12, 2013, 10:00 am
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The Warriors have more things to worry about than any bad blood from last week's blowout Rockets win.

It was exactly a week ago when the Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 three-pointers and beat the Warriors 140-108. The game became more memorable nationally to some for the way it ended, when the Warriors refused to let the Rockets have a shot at the record, fouling late, as things got chippy.

With this game going on in the Bay Area, it makes sense to think that there might still be some bad blood lingering, but the Warriors haven't won a game since. In fact, that loss to Houston started a four-game skid that culminated in a 116-91 blowout loss to the Mavericks. In this stretch, the Warriors are losing by an average of 20.75 points and are giving up an average of 118.5 points a game.

On the other hand, the Rockets have plenty to worry about themselves after Sunday's loss to the Kings. It is not known yet whether or not James Harden and/or Toney Douglas will play. Both were held out of practice on Monday, according to multiple reports.

So while memories may still be reasonably fresh from last Tuesday, righting the ship is a major priority for both squads right now.