HOUSTON (CBS Houston) It was a great night for James Harden of the Houston Rockets as he led his team to triumph over the Golden State Warriors in NBA action Tuesday night, in California. The win marked the second for the Rockets over the Warriors in less than a month.
Harden had 27 points and seven rebounds despite a less than optimal left knee; Chandler Parsons added 21 points and nine assists. Jeremy Lin added 14 points and 10 assists. Lin, a former Warrior, wasn’t stable with his shooting, as he went for 3 for 11 for 14 points. He still managed to score into the double digits during action against former teammates.
For Golden State, Stephen Curry had 27 points and six assists while Jarrett Jack scored 22 points. Tuesday marked Jack’s return to the Warriors’ team due to an injury to his right shoulder.
The last time the Warriors met the Rockets, Houston tied a record for the most three-pointers. Although it was not a record-breaking night, it was a night of expert play on the part of the Rockets as seven players scored in double figures Tuesday night.
For the Warriors, Tuesdays’ game places them sixth in the Western Conference, 11/2 games ahead of number seven Utah and two games ahead of number Houston who holds the eight spot.
When it was all said and done, the Rockets defeated the Warriors 116-107.