No Harden, no problem as Rockets roll past Warriors

James Harden was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials after the Rockets’ loss against the Lakers on Thursday. More

James Harden was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials after the Rockets’ loss against the Lakers on Thursday. More

Cousins finished with a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double for Golden State.

With 4:51 left in the Warriors' 121-110 win over the Hornets, Cousins was hit with a technical foul for a freakish reason.

Harden, who was fined $25,000 earlier Saturday for criticizing the referees after a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, has missed just four games this season.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-110 on Monday night. "I really, truly believe we match up with them very well, and I think we're the only team that really has a chance in a series with them".

Durant was also asked about Green's injury. - Warriors coach Steve Kerr pre-game on the start of a cross-conference trip, following a home loss to the Houston Rockets. In his ninth National Basketball Association season, Cousins' career averages are 21.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

It was a frustrating night at times for the Warriors.

With all the attention focused on Harden's streak of 30-point games, Atlanta rookie Trae Young racked up 36 points, shooting 8-of-12 from 3-point range to become the first rookie to outscore the Rockets guard since Karl-Anthony Towns on March 18, 2016. They went scoreless for almost four minutes to start the game, and the starters went down 18-8 in their six minutes of action.

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"We did a good job of exploiting the mismatches and letting the offense work for us", Durant said.

"When you get assists, I've got the easy part".

Per the NBA On/Off tool at FantasyLabs, in the three games without Harden, Chris Paul has averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game.

"I'm more happy about that than the actual game", Cousins said.

Brandon Ingram scored 29 points to lead the Lakers after he was limited to six points in six first-half minutes because of foul trouble.

Gordon drained 25 points to power the Rockets, who held on even as the Warriors threatened within 4 points, 116-112, with 30 seconds left.

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