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Friday, December 6th (All times Eastern)

Golden State Warriors (11-8) at Houston Rockets (13-7), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors had enough time to rest from their improbable comeback earlier this week and will begin a three-game road trip Friday against the Houston Rockets.

The Warriors rallied from 27 points down (75-48), including 18 in the fourth quarter, in Tuesday's 112-103 victory versus the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Steph Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Klay Thompson sank four 4-pointers in the decisive frame and had 22 points.

Golden State scored 42 of the 57 points in the last 12 minutes and recorded its first comeback of more than 18 points in the fourth quarter since the Philadelphia Warriors rallied from 19 points down against Boston on February 9, 1962.

Curry dished out 10 assists, while Harrison Barnes and David Lee scored 19 and 18 points, respectively. The Warriors shot 50.6 percent from the field to win for the third time in five games and last outscored an opponent by 27 or more points in the fourth quarter on Nov. 2, 1991 versus Sacramento.

"We were bad on both sides of the basketball but I am extremely proud of my basketball team," said Golden State head coach Marc Jackson. "This being my third year here, there hasn't been a bigger win in regards to statement. Those guys in the second half were incredible and in the fourth quarter exceptional."

Curry has been exceptional the last three games, posting an average of 31.7 points and 8.3 assists in that time.

Now the Warriors will hit the road again and are 5-6 as the guest. They went 2-2 on a recent junket and have finished .500 or better on six of its last eight road trips of three-plus games. Golden State will also make stops in Memphis and Charlotte.

Lee has scored in double figures in a career-best 95 consecutive games.

Meanwhile, the Rockets are looking to avoid a season-high third straight loss when they resume a three-game homestand Friday at the Toyota Center.

Houston had won five in a row and eight of nine games until dropping back-to- back contests against Utah and Phoenix. In Wednesday's 97-88 loss to the Suns in the opener of the homestand, James Harden went 3-for-17 from the floor and 0-for-10 from 3-point range for 14 points for the Rockets, who were held to their lowest scoring output of the season and shot just 35.2 percent.

Dwight Howard posted 15 points and 18 rebounds, and Aaron Brooks finished with 17 points and six assists in defeat.

"Phoenix came out and got real aggressive with us," said Houston coach Kevin McHale. "We didn't have any flow tonight but that's two games in a row now that we didn't have any flow."

The Rockets had won six in a row at home and dropped to 8-3 as the host. They played without forward Chandler Parsons (back) and center Omer Asik (thigh) and hope the two return Friday night.

Guard Jeremy Lin, who is expected to miss about a week or so with a sprained right knee, is on the mend and back shooting around. Lin is averaging 15.3 points per game.

"(The training staff) told me it's going to be a lot depending on how you feel," Lin said of returning. "Before I try to get out on the floor, I want to be able to help my team out there, so I'll make sure my conditioning is right before I get out there.

"When I feel right, I'll play. Obviously I'd love to play, but I'm not going to put any date, any time. When I feel right, I'll be out there as soon as I can."

Houston is leading the NBA with 108.1 points per game, but is one of the worst in opponents' scoring (102.8 ppg). The Rockets will have to guard the perimeter closely with sharpshooters Curry and Thompson in the building.

The Rockets will close the homestand Sunday versus Orlando and took three of four meetings with Golden State last season. Houston is a dominant 17-3 in the past 20 matchups with the Warriors and 9-1 in the last 10 as the host.

12/06 10:26:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
Final
NYY 1
PIT 3
 
Final
IND 98
CHI 84
Final
WAS 99
MIA 97
Final
ORL 119
SAC 114
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
PHI 83
UTA 89
Final
ATL 106
CLE 97
Final
NOP 98
BOS 104
Final
HOU 103
DET 93
Final
MEM 97
LAL 90
Final
BRK 100
PHO 108
Final
SAN 120
DEN 111
Half
GSW 52
DAL 40
 
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
Final
KSU 79
AKR 77
 
Final
BUF 77
BGU 75
 
Final
DART 75
BRO 69
 
Final
WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
Final
PENN 54
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
Final
OU 69
ILLCH 72
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
Final
BST 67
NILL 71
 
Final
EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
Final
NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
Final
MURST 80
MORE 77
Final
HARV 52
YALE 62
 
Final
DREX 48
COC 56
Final
CITA 56
FUR 73
Final
CCAR 74
UNCA 57
 
Final
USF 62
PAC 58
Final
BAY 77
TTU 74
Final
INDST 53
LOYC 81
 
Final
CLST 70
DET 53
 
2nd
EKENT 48
BEL 48
 
1st
SCU 20
LMU 8
 
Final
NJD 2
CLB 3
Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
OTT 3
BUF 2
Final
DET 2
CAL 5
Final
CHI 2
EDM 1
 
2nd Intermission
ANA 0
PIT 3