Thursday night belonged to the Warriors, despite missing Kevin Durant and Omri Casspi, who were both out with injuries.
Eric Gordon did his best James Harden impression, leading the team in scoring with 30, with 13 of those points coming in the first quarter. He also had 7 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals while shooting 50% for the game.
Chris Paul scored 10 points in the 2nd quarter to help give his team a one point lead going into halftime. CP3 would finish with 28 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds.
The true bright spot for the Rockets was Gerald Green, who shot 8-for-15 from downtown, and 6 of those 3s were in the second half.
A scary moment came early in the 3rd quarter when Ariza and Curry collided into Golden State's bench while going for a loose ball. Ariza took a knee one possession later, so the Rockets took a timeout to check on him, but he ended up staying in the game.
The Warriors went up by 10 early in the 4th quarter, and the Rockets were able to get within 5, but that's as close as they would get.
After the game, Chris Paul was asked if there are any positives to take away from this loss, "There are no moral victories. We played a hard game, but we need to get better down the stretch.
The Rockets will play the Pistons Saturday night in Detroit.