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Golden State remain unbeaten: (Video) Kerr’s side continue winning start to the season.
Warriors crush the Clippers: (Video) Western Conference rivals clash and GSW come out on top.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets on Saturday night and with the Memphis Grizzlies losing, they are now the only undefeated team in the NBA.
The win gave the Warriors their first 5-0 start in 20 years, but rookie coach Steve Kerr still sees room for improvement and believes that this team can go much further.
“We were making plays that would make a sixth-grader blush,” he said.
“It’s shocking to me that we have so much talent, and if they would just make the easier play, then the game would be simpler and we’d be in great shape.”
Stephen Curry had 34 points and 10 rebounds and led a second-half charge as the visitors initially struggled to find their rhythm. However, with Dwight Howard absent with flu and Terrence Jones ruled out with injury, the short-handed Rockets eventually came unstuck.
James Harden led the Rockets (6-1) with 22 points but coach Kevin McHale conceded that the team ultimately ran out of gas and deserved their loss.
Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Clippers responded to Doc Rivers’ criticism earlier this week with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
JJ Redick scored 30 points, Blake Griffin added 23 while Chris Paul put up 22 points, 11 assists and four rebounds to hold off Damian Lillard and Co.
The Clippers improve to 4-2 for the season while the Trail Blazers now slip to 3-3 as they came up against a Clippers team with better intensity and energy on both ends of the court.
Staying in the West, the New Orleans Pelicans had another monster Anthony Davis performance to thank as they shocked the defending champions the San Antonio Spurs.
Davis had 27 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks as well as the game-winning lay-up with 6.6 seconds left to silence the Spurs after they rallied to take the lead late on.
Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics shocked the Chicago Bulls at the United Center behind 19 points, five rebounds and six assists from Evan Turner.
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was again sidelined with ankle sprains but the Celtics managed to cope without both Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart as Kelly Olynyk and Jeff Green stepped up with big performances to ensure that Aaron Brooks’ 26 points and eight assists were in vain.
As mentioned above, the Grizzlies also slipped to their first loss of the season after being stunned by the Milwaukee Bucks with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 18 points.
Portland Trail Blazers 102-106 Los Angeles Clippers
Washington Wizards 97-90 Indiana Pacers
New York Knicks 96-103 Atlanta Hawks
Minnesota Timberwolves 92-102 Miami Heat
Boston Celtics 106-101 Chicago Bulls
Golden State Warriors 98-87 Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies 92-93 Milwaukee Bucks
New Orleans Pelicans 100-99 San Antonio Spurs