Houston Rockets (14-32, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (32-13, second in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Friday, 10 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Warriors -12; over/under is 229 BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup with Houston. He ranks sixth in the league scoring 26.4 points per game.
The Houston Rockets get an opportunity to turn a winning trip into a remarkable one when they face the Golden State Warriors on Friday night in San Francisco. The Rockets left home nine days ago with the worst record in the Western Conference but have since won three of four, beating the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz to sandwich a two-game split with the Sacramento Kings. A win over the Warriors would send them home 4-1.
Garrison Mathews scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to send the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 victory over the scuffling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jae’sean Tate chipped in with 18 points and Eric Gordon scored 16. Kevin Porter Jr. had 15 points and eight assists, while Christian Wood added 13 points and 16 rebounds.