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Recap: Warriors shock the world and win a road game against the Rockets

Splash Bros stop losing skid on the road, have a flashback to their dynastic domination of Rockets

Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images

Breathe easy Dub Nation, the Golden State Warriors did the unthinkable and won a road game! That’s right folks, they scratched out an entertaining 121-108 victory over the scrappy Houston Rockets deep in Texas.

The Splash Bros had a vintage performance, lighting up the Rox for a combined 59 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists.

The Warriors got a great game out of Kevon Looney, who rumbled to a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Kuminga tallied 17 points off of the bench and provided a wonderful dose of springy athleticism against the Rockets’ cadre of youth.

Tari Eason led Houston in scoring with 21 points, but his team was undone by poor shooting beyond the arc. They were shackled to 10-of-36 (27.8%) shooting from beyond the arc, which is a major departure from how road teams were lighting up Golden State this whole season from deep. It was refreshing to see some of those deep bombs actually not land in crippling succession against the road weary Warriors as has been the case SO MANY TIMES this season.

The Dubs won’t get to revel in this victory for long, as they’re back at it again Wednesday afternoon against the Dallas Mavericks. That game has major seeding implications for two teams wrestling to stay out of the play-in tournament out West.

But at least for one night, the Warriors reminded themselves that it is indeed possible to send an opposing crowd home sad with a loss.

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