Harden returns from injury, end Warriors' road winning streak


James Harden returned from a seven-game absence but finished with just 10 points on three of 15 shooting in 26 minutes of action. "We are better than them", said Capela, a contender to win the Most Improved Player award. "Now that we're healthy, I think that we're going to get back to a big winning streak and get back to doing what we need to do, like we did earlier in the year", said Gordon, the runaway favourite to win the Sixth Man of the Year award.

"Shots go in or shots don't, but you can control turnovers", Kerr said. He acknowledged that he missed Durant for a potential wide-open dunk to give Thompson a 3-point opportunity that clanked off the rim.

According to D'Antoni, who said his star would only play 30 minutes, Harden shouldn't have even been playing in those final minutes as Harden finished the game logging 34 minutes.

Iguodala is averaging 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game this season.

The Rockets led for most of the game and built a 17 point lead late in the first half, but the Warriors would not go away as they closed the half on an 11-1 run to pull within seven. However, while Harden looked a bit rusty in his return from a seven-game absence, the Rockets are a risky team with Paul and Harden on the court together and I think there's value with them and the points in this one as there's always the chance that coach Kerr might rest a starter.

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"We've got to really look in the mirror, look at ourselves and get some pride", said Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas.

Star centre Clint Capela has added fuel to the blossoming Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets rivalry by claiming that his team "is better" than the reigning National Basketball Association champions.

The Miami Heat, chasing the Cavs for third in the Eastern Conference, took advantage of Cleveland's struggles as they erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to edge the Charlotte Hornets 106-105.

"Sometimes I feel like, in the past, we were all dragging down after mistakes".

Paul checked back in to stop the bleeding with a 3-pointer. What followed was back-and-forth battle that came out with the Rockets on top. Tucker's three combined with the Rockets' defense allowing Golden State to just 17 fourth quarter points helped garner the victory.