The backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson was dynamite all game long, with Curry scoring a game-high 29 points and Thompson pouring in 26. The youngsters' performances were a far cry from the struggles in a bad loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, where they combined for just 15 points.
Perhaps even more impressive than the play of the backcourt was the Warriors' defense. The Rockets entered the night as the highest-scoring team in the NBA and had won the previous three meetings this season, but they shot just 32.6 percent en route to a season-low in points.
Golden State led almost the entire game, jumping out to an 18-10 lead after a surprisingly low-scoring first quarter and then extending the lead to 54-31 at halftime. Houston did cut the deficit to five late in the third quarter, but Curry and Thompson stifled the run with a string of buckets.