The Warriors will aim to break their losing streak as they face the Houston Rockets on Monday night. With the team currently struggling and missing Draymond Green due to suspension, securing a win against the Rockets becomes crucial for Golden State to regain momentum and improve their record in his absence.
The Warriors faced a tough loss despite Stephen Curry’s return, Andrew Wiggins’ strong performance, and Klay Thompson’s contributions. Despite the challenging situation, the team is determined to turn things around, especially at home, where they strive to maintain a standard of protecting their court. Curry also has the opportunity to surpass Nate Thurmond for the all-time franchise lead in minutes.
The Warriors have a strong history against the Rockets, with notable performances from Curry, Thompson, and Wiggins in their recent matchups. The Rockets, dealing with the challenges of a back-to-back and recent tough games in Los Angeles, face a demanding schedule against a resilient Golden State team.
The Warriors will face a Rockets team that has shown early-season promise, led by players like Fred VanVleet, Dillon Brooks, and emerging big man Alperen Sengun. With notable performances in recent games, the Rockets present a challenge for the undersized Warriors, requiring them to contend with a dynamic roster.
Rockets coach Ime Udoka has drawn comparisons between Alperen Sengun’s flashy passing style and former standout big man Arvydas Sabonis. Sengun’s ability to make creative and intricate passes, reminiscent of Sabonis, adds an exciting dynamic to his play, showcasing a unique skill set for a player in his position.