Nothing beats Golden State: three days after the dispute between Draymon Green and Kevin Durant in the full game against the Clippers, the current NBA champion gave his worst game of the season.
They never cheated on the Rockets who narrowly won (4-3) last June to reach the final of the NBA 2018.
After the first two minutes, Steve Kerr's players were unrecognizable.
His line of collective statistics is revealing: 42.1% success in pitches, 22.2% in three points, 24 personal fouls, 16 balls lost and only 18 assists.
While Stephen Curry, injured in the groin, lost his fourth consecutive game, only Kevin Durant got 20 points.
Draymond Green, who returned from a suspension of a game for "bad team behavior", ended with a nil and Klay Thompson again lost his game (10 points, 5 of 16 kicks).
This is Golden State's fourth loss this season, but more importantly, the third in five games.
At the moment, we're a little less well physically and we're a bit morally involved.
27 points for Harden
I can not deny, we have to find resources to react, we are in a difficult period, but the season is still long
"Insisted the coach of the warriors.
And it's not always complicated moves in Dallas and San Antonio that will allow Golden State to recover easily.
For its part, Houston is better: after its calamitous start to the season (1v-5d), the Texas franchise has won six of its last eight games.
James Harden, MVP (top NBA player) in the title, scored 27 points and begins to regain his insolent efficiency of last season.
Chris Paul dished seven assists and scored ten points.
For several games we have played better in defense, paid more attention to detail and against a team like Golden State, which has so many offensive assets, is very important
For the first time this season, Houston has balanced its balance sheet (7v-7d) but remains 12th in the Western Conference, still dominated by the Golden State (12v-4d).
Shortly before kickoff, Houston announced Carmelo Anthony's exit after just ten games, acknowledging that he committed a casting error despite all the goodwill of "Melo", who agreed to be a substitute.
Denver, who lost four straight, defeated Atlanta by 138 to 93 with 25 points from Spanish center forward Juancho Hernangomez, one of seven Nuggets players to score at least ten points.
Finally, the Clippers beat San Antonio 116-111 and pocketed their third straight win with 23 points from Lou Williams, who scored three points and gave his team a 40-second lead. the end.