The Rockets took the Warriors to seven games in last season's Western Conference Finals.
Thompson added a basket for the Warriors before the Rockets used a 6-0 spurt to cut the lead to 104-100 with 47.7 seconds left. He averaged 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds in 48 games with New Orleans.
The Rockets nearly completed a comeback tonight.
DeMarcus Cousins also served as a facilitator before thriving as a battering ram, posting season-highs in points (27) and assists (seven) to help the Warriors bounce back from Sunday's loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Tonight, it was not to be for Houston.
But Curry sank two free throws with eight seconds left and, after James Harden missed the second of two free throws with 6.4 seconds left, Andre Iguodala tracked down the loose ball in the backcourt for Golden State to seal the victory.
Yet, here we are today, with Golden State having taken home each of the last two championships with a third likely on the way. But, during one play of last night's contest, DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flopped. This is despite Cousins coming off an Achilles tear as a massive, 7-foot center.
After being blamed by both fans and media for the Warriors' recent woes, Cousins - who declined to speak to reporters over the past few days - brushed off the criticism postgame, acknowledging that he appreciated his teammates publicly defending him.
"We didn't learn nothing that we didn't already know", guard Chris Paul said after the Rockets' nine-game winning streak was snapped and any realistic hope of catching the Warriors for the West's top seed was extinguished.
Now, on the latest episode of 'As the Warriors Turn', the team will again try and capture the rhythm that's eluded them in the hostile, but historically comforting confines of Oklahoma City in Saturday night's matchup against the Thunder.
Golden State got off to a strong start and led by ten after the first quarter, 33-23.
To put the Rockets' season in perspective consider that they were 11-14 at their lowest point this season just before Harden's 30-point scoring streak began.
"It's alright, we lost, we know we did. And we just gotta figure some things out and do a better job". Eric Gordon added 17 points while the Houston bench, which played a significant role in a victory over Charlotte on Monday, produced just 18 points. Rather, the only roadblock standing in their way of history is their ability to block out all the drama and storylines and get back to the basics of playing basketball at a level we've rarely seen in the past.
"Yeah, that's a great team", Houston center Clint Capela said.
When Cousins settled for a one-year deal with Golden State, a lot of folks figured he could be a solution to the Rockets' switch-intensive defensive scheme that often baited the Warriors into relying on isolation instead of their typically handsome ball movement. "I really do believe there's no other team but us that can really have a chance against them".
At least we don't have regrets that we didn't analyze this question. "We know the situation in the Gulf region", added Infantino. And after hearing Infantino's announcement on Friday, the ECA issued a statement saying its clubs would not participate in 2021.
Amid the scrutiny, Reuters late a year ago published a report alleging that J&J knew about asbestos in its talc for decades. But she added that she didn't think Leavitt's lawyers proved that her cancer was the result of exposure to talc.
Despite this, he said the US will continue to stand with self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido. Maduro blamed the blackouts on alleged sabotage engineered by the US and the Venezuelan opposition.
When new subscribers sign up for the service they'll be able to add a free dessert to their subscription orders for a full year. Celebrations and promotions have surged in the United States since Congress passed a resolution supporting March 14 as Pi Day.
Like in-display fingerprint sensors, Samsung says it's working to embed the selfie camera underneath the screen for future phones. In order to make such a device, all the sensors are a camera on the front side have moved under the display.
He said he didn't recall specifically writing it, but says he now thinks the "we" he was talking about was the country at large. Hannity asked if Collins there would be accountability for the revelations released in the transcripts.
The world number one was immediately on the back foot in her fourth-round match, as Bencic raced to a 5-1 lead in the first set. Osaka said the first title defense of her career had brought different challenges, and she thought she handled them well.
And now that they're actually playoff contenders, maybe this means running back Duke Johnson won't be as available as we thought. That's the nice way of saying a video showing him shoving and kicking a woman last February was obtained by TMZ and went viral .
Tyreek Hill Being Investigated for Alleged Battery
A source told Vockrodt and Pryor the battery involves the couple's 3-year-old son, and the child suffered a broken arm. Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is the same woman the wide receiver reportedly choked and punched in 2014.
Donovan Mitchell, Jazz back Russell Westbrook
And as of Wednesday night, the campaign - created by lifelong Jazz fan Devin Deaton of Sandy, Utah - had raised more than $9,000. Keisel, and four other fans had been issued warning cards by security during the game for inappropriate behavior.
Pompeo 'hopeful' North Korea talks can continue
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un salutes on March 5 in Pyongyang upon his return after the Vietnam summit. She said statements by senior Trump advisers since the summit have further worsened the climate.
Iran's Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite
Washington has also cracked down on more Iranian networks, making it riskier to get involved with Iran, according to bankers. Greece and Italy were not buying any Iranian oil, Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, was quoted as saying in February.
Police in India arrest ten teenagers for playing PUBG
While the notification issued by the police is in Gujarati, using translator we were able to make out a couple of things. Now, the Ahmedabad police have issued a notification prohibiting the game from March 14 till the midnight of March 28.
Neymar investigated by UEFA
Marcus Rashford rifled the spot kick past the PSG goalkeeper Gigi Buffon to seal a 3-1 victory and passage into the last eight. UEFA today confirmed they are launching an investigation into Neymar's comments via a statement on their website.