Stephen Curry praised his Warriors teammates for standing up in Kevin Durant’s absence in their 106-104 victory over the Rockets.
The Warriors were without the 10-time NBA All-Star for the trip to the Toyota Center because of a sprained ankle, but the likes of Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins came through to fill the void.
Curry, 31, was also in form as the Warriors ended the Rockets’ nine-game winning streak, contributing 24 points, five assists and four rebounds.
But it was the team performance that particularly pleased Curry, given that Golden State was without Durant’s scoring.
“Understanding you are missing 28 points is tough,” he said.
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“But you got to do it by committee so myself, Klay and DeMarcus were being aggressive when we had the ball in our hands.
“Again, make or miss, we just tried to put pressure on them. Defensively was going to be the way we won this game.
“We weren’t going to out score them, we had to buckle down and get stops and just try and control the tempo of the game as much as we could.”