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Rockets vs Warriors: The battle to stay undefeated.

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Matchup
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Houston Rockets
6-0 (2-0 home)
vs
Golden State Warriors
4-0 (2-0 road)
Details
November 8, 2014
Toyota Center, Houston TX
5:00PM PT
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 1050 AM
Blog Buddy: www.thedreamshake.com
Projected Starters
Isaiah Canaan G Stephen Curry
James Harden G Klay Thompson
Trevor Ariza F Harrison Barnes
Donatas Motiejunas F Draymond Green
Dwight Howard C Andrew Bogut
Key Injuries

Patrick Beverley (strained hamstring)

Terrence Jones (right leg contusion)

David Lee - out 2 weeks (hamstring)
2013/14 Four Factors
eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA
.484 (23rd) 13.9 (16th) 27.8 (4th) .251 (3rd) OFF .517 (8th) 13.8 (15th) 25.1 (18th) .186 (28th)
.512 (21st) 12.7 (25th) 76.6 (3rd) .234 (24th) DEF .477 (3rd) 13.6 (16th) 76.3 (5th) .224 (18th)

★★★

The Warriors are headed to Houston to face the Rockets with a perfect 4-0 record. What could be better than that? Oh snaps! Houston has a undefeated 6-0 record too. In the mighty words of Optimus Prime: "One shall stand and one shall fall." Someone's leaving the arena with their first loss of the season. It's not gonna be easy playing in the Toyata Center, which is another huge test for the Warriors. Looking forward to see what Steve Kerr has up his sleeve. This is going to be a good one!

It's sky's the limit for Golden State setting off their best start in 20 years. The Warriors are averaging 109.5 points per game (a league high) but face a stingy Rockets teams that are only allowing teams to score no more than 93 points. Keep an eye on Dwight Howard tonight who's beastin' through the opposition averaging 19.7 points per game with 11.5 rebounds added to this seasons resume. His matchup vs Andrew Bogut and our bigs is going to be key. James Harden, who's averaging 26 points per game, is going to be another big threat the Warriors need to contain with his All-Star caliber performance. Houston is simply on fire right now and stacked to make a push for 7-0 tonight.

Now let's not count the Warriors out just yet. We've got our share of potential All-Stars and a deep bench to give Houston their fair share of headaches. Keep your eyes out for the Splash Brothers again -- their numbers are off the charts right now. Stephen Curry is averaging 27 points per game on top of 7 assists & 6.5 rebounds to add to the list. Klay Thompson is right behind him posting 27 points per game giving the Warriors an insane shooting arsenal. Another key component is Draymond Green, who's been spectacular in David Lee's absence (who will be out another 2 weeks due to a hamstring injury). Green's averaging 12.5 points per game with 7.3 rebounds, a career best for him. He's been a huge X-factor for us.

Keys to winning this are going to be tricky. If we can start off shooting hot, we got this. Rotation in my opinion is going to be big for the Dubs: who subs in and out and keeps the lead or tempo of the game strong. It still amazes me seeing how deep our bench is. You're pulling our starters out and bringing in guys like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala that are playmakers. Defense is also going to be an important factor. How do you stop a guy like Dwight Howard who's steam rolling down the lane and James Harden who's all over the place? If we have a good shooting night, err... "Splash Night" from Steph and Klay we can avoid a loss. Hopefully the Road Warriors come to play.

Who you got tonight Fam?