Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from loss to Houston Rockets

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The Golden State Warriors lost another winnable game, this time to the Houston Rockets. Here’s three takeaways from the loss on Saturday.

The Golden State Warriors just didn’t look like the reigning NBA champions Saturday night at the Toyota Center, suffering a disappointing loss to Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets.

Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 9-of-17 shooting from the field, 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc and 4-of-5 shooting from the free throw line.

Draymond Green recorded 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists. two steals and one block in 36 minutes, shooting 7-of-9 from the field, 2-of-3 from long range and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Stephen Curry tallied 19 points and eight assists, while Nick Young added 16 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

Despite the loss, the Dubs remain at the top of the standings with a regular season win/loss record of 37-10. They still have a 3.5-game lead over the Rockets, who have continued to put pressure on the first seed in the Western Conference.

This loss also puts an end to Golden State’s 4-game win streak as the Warriors return home from their 5-game road trip with a 4-1 record.

The Dubs will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they host the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena, but first, let’s go over what exactly went wrong on Saturday against the Rockets and what the Warriors need to do to fix it.