Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Houston Rockets (HOU) vs the Golden State Warriors (GSW) on February 1, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Toyota Center.
The Golden State Warriors dominate the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter and come away with a big win to end January.
Stephen Curry exploded in the fourth quarter as he carried the team when the contest was going up and down. The two-time MVP showcased his three-point shooting skills in the last minutes of the matchup, hitting step-backs and deep threes.
“We’ve seen Steph do that a million times,” Steve Kerr said. “It was bound to happen even though it’s been a couple of weeks or whatever. Not surprising but fun to see … him shake free and have a game like he did.”
Overall, Curry tallied 40 points and nine assists. Not only that, but he scored 21 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter alone, his highest. This is Curry’s 7th game where he scored 40 or more points within this season, the most in the NBA. The skilled three-pointer also hit four of his seven three-point shots in the fourth quarter.
“You always feel like the next shot is going to start that vibe,” he shared. “It’s no secret how I’ve been shooting the ball recently, but the confidence is always there and it only takes one to ignite a night like that.”
Wiggins added 23 points on 8-14 shooting, while Thompson had 14. Thompson struggled from behind the three-point arc as he only sank one of his eight attempts.
Wood carried the Rockets against the Warriors, but the winning efforts were not enough. The big man recorded a double-double stat line, scoring 24 points while racking up 13 boards. Porter Jr. aided the big man with 17 points and eleven dishes.
Matthews and Christopher both aided the Rockets as they scored 11 and 13, respectively, from the bench.
Curry led the Warriors to their sixth straight win while Houston extended its losing streak at home at eleven consecutive contests.
Rockets vs Warriors
23-25; 38-27; 26-26; 35-30
Rockets (108) – Wood 24, Porter Jr. 17, Christopher 13, Gordon 12, Matthews 11
Warriors (122) – Curry 40, Wiggins 23, Thompson 14, Moody 11, Toscano-Andersor 10