Dwight Howard got nasty around the midway point of the fourth quarter Thursday against the Warriors.
The Rockets had won their previous eight games, nearly all of them with effective and efficient offensive basketball.
The Rockets took a seven-game winning streak into their Wednesday night game against the Lakers. The Lakers were on a seven-game losing streak.
Just as Dwight Howard and everyone else predicted, Howard was robustly booed early and often on Wednesday night in his return to Staples Center to face his former Lakers team.