Thursday evening’s contest between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets ended with some shotty refereeing. Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant stepped out of bounds with the ball — clearly — and it wasn’t called.
It did not matter, as the Houston Rockets ended up winning in overtime by a score of 135-134.
James Harden went practically nuclear, dropping 44 points with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. He did only shoot 13-of-32 from the field, but he was still able to corral in a triple-double on the evening.
Clint Capela also had a huge game, scoring 29 points and grabbing 21 rebounds while shooting 12-of-19 from the field. He was much more efficient than Harden and utterly dominated the glass against Golden State’s shorthanded center depth. Austin Rivers had 18 points, Gerald Green contributed 16 points, and Danuel House Jr. also added 17 on the evening.
For Golden State, only four players scored in double digits. Stephen Curry led all scorers with 35 points, three rebounds, and six assists. He only shot 14-of-27 from the field and 5-of-15 from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson and Durant each had 26 points and Kevon Looney only had 12.
The Warriors have been struggling on offense lately. They’ve had difficulty hitting consistently from deep. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are having the worst seasons of their careers, and the offensive load has gone completely on the shoulders of Durant and Curry.
The Warriors are now 25-14 on the season and sit second in the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center.
lmao Durant clearly out of bounds pic.twitter.com/ogzb1FEnWB
— Ⓜ️arcusD ᴿᴵᴾ ᴹᵃʳᶜᵘˢᴰ² (@_MarcusD3_) January 4, 2019