Wednesday , Dec , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets try continue winning against Warriors

(Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets attempt to extend their season-long
winning streak to four games, as they visit the Golden State Warriors tonight
at The Arena in Oakland.

Houston plays the third contest of a six-game road trip. On Saturday, All-Star
Tracy McGrady poured in 35 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Houston’s
100-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. David
Wesley and Stromile Swift each added 11 points to help Houston, which overcame
an ineffective performance from Yao Ming to beat Portland for the eighth
consecutive time.

Yao was limited to nine points and five rebounds in 25 minutes and fouled out
after going 4-of-10 from the field. However, Houston still won its third in a
row overall for the first time this season and won in Portland for a fourth
straight time.

On the injury front, Houston guards Jon Barry (calf) and Rafer Alston (leg)
are questionable for tonight’s game.

The Rockets are 4-6 on the road this season. They will visit Seattle, the
Clippers and the Lakers in the final three contests of the current swing.

Golden State will try and win its second straight game. Baron Davis drilled a
three-pointer with 4/10ths of a second remaining in overtime, as the Warriors
edged the Seattle SuperSonics, 110-107, in a thrilling contest at KeyArena.

Derek Fisher went 8-of-8 from the foul line and had a season-high 26 points,
while Davis finished with 21 points and 13 assists in the win over Seattle for
the Warriors, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Mike Dunleavy Jr. had 16
points and seven rebounds, while Jason Richardson also netted 16 points in the

The Warriors are 8-5 at home this season. They have dropped two in a row as
the host.

After tonight’s game, the Warriors embark on a five-game road trip. They will
visit Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit on the upcoming

The home team has won six of the last seven meetings in this series. Houston
has lost three of its last four meetings at Golden State.