Gordon scores 25, Harden-less Rockets stun Warriors

Elena Summers
February 27, 2019

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been fined 25,000 U.S. dollars for public criticism of the officiating, the National Basketball Association announced on Saturday.

Capela intentionally wasn't almost as bold as he was under similar circumstances last season, when he declared to ESPN that the Rockets were the better team. No one in the Warriors' locker room had an explanation for the sluggish opening.

"Obviously, it's just the regular season". "It was tough and early on, I had to get away from the game for a minute".

"Beating them in overtime without Chris Paul and following that up with beating them in a game you basically led from start to finish, without James Harden, in Golden State - that's a real thing".

DeMarcus Cousins, Steph Curry and Draymond Green react to Cousins' technical foul for throwing Jeremy Lamb's shoe into the crowd in the Golden State Warriors' 121-110 win vs. the Charlotte Hornets.

"He's been cussing me out, you know, just about stop thinking about it and just go play my game - be aggressive, " Cousins said.

The Rockets have every right to believe they can beat the Warriors in a playoff series. "I don't think it's a really serious injury, but we'll have an update [Sunday] I guess". The number immediately jumped to 11.5 at most books and now sits at Warriors -12.

After starting the season slowly, the Rockets have regained their mojo with talisman James Harden leading the Most Valuable Player (MVP) hunt. He is averaging 14.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in 2018-19.

Harden was held to 43 FanDuel points in Thursday's loss, and Clint Capela played 33 minutes in his return to the lineup.

"Coming out of the break, we have not done a good job as a group - players, coaches, all of us - of being ready to play against teams that are going to come after us". "It's great we won tonight, but in two days, you'll forget this".

The Warriors lost to the Houston Rockets for the third time this season.

D'Angelo Russell had 40 points as the Brooklyn Nets saw off the Charlotte Hornets 117-115, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-107 and the Indiana Pacers ran out 119-112 winners over the Washington Wizards.

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