Golden State Warriors Defeat Houston Rockets with Klay Thompson’s Stellar Performance

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The Houston Rockets’ winning streak appeared to force the Golden State Warriors out of the postseason race in late March. Nevertheless, they demonstrated their superiority by securing a convincing 133-110 victory away from home.

Klay Thompson established a strong foundation for the Warriors, scoring 29 points and securing a comfortable lead in the standings with just six games left in the season.

The public enemy number one in the Bay Area has been Dillon Brooks for a considerable amount of time, which has irritated every member of the Warriors organization as well as the fandom of the club. Since he caused an injury to Gary Payton II on a risky play, the Warriors have had an adverse view of Brooks. 

Warriors-Rockets Playoff Race

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The Houston Rockets’ winning streak appeared to force the Golden State Warriors out of the postseason race in late March.

Since that time, Brooks has taken great pleasure in playing the role of the opposition in the eyes of the Warriors. Considering having proven that Klay Thompson and Brooks have had contentious encounters in previous years, the latest interaction between the two of them may be the spark that ignites the flames of tension between them. 

Although possessing a four-game lead over the Rockets with six games left, the Warriors have not yet mathematically secured a berth in the play-in tournament. This is because the Rockets have more games to play. The Warriors may still lose every game and miss the postseason if Houston wins all of its remaining games.

On the other hand, this appears to be an extremely improbable occurrence, and even if the Rockets were to tie the Warriors in the standings, the Warriors would still hold the tiebreaker since they have a perfect record in the season series. 

As things presently stand, the Warriors are on the verge of a collision course with the Lakers in the 9/10 meeting of the play-in tournament. This matchup is anticipated to be the most common draw of the play-in tournament in its five-year existence.

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