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Thursday, February 20th (All times Eastern)

Houston Rockets (37-17) at Golden State Warriors (32-22), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Rockets will try to extend their winning streak to nine games Thursday night when they visit Oracle Arena to face the Golden State Warriors.

The Rockets haven't lost in the month of February and if not for the Memphis Grizzlies, they'd be on quite a roll. Houston has won 11 of its last 13 with both losses coming against its Southwest Division foes.

But the Rockets are rolling and have won four straight as the visitor. The streak continued Wednesday night as they opened a five-game western swing with a 134-108 demolishing of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dwight Howard returned to face Laker nation after a poor 2012-13 campaign in Hollywood and had 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks against his hapless former team.

"We had fun tonight because we're playing great," Howard said. "We went out there and set the tone early. I can't focus on the Lakers. They always find a way to get to the top. I wish I would have been healthier last season, but things happen for a reason."

James Harden contributed a 29-point, 11-assist double-double in Houston's win. Chandler Parsons tallied 18 points, Donatas Motiejunas had 12, and Terrence Jones and Francisco Garcia netted 11 points apiece.

The Rockets could be in good shape to continue the streak considering their recent history with the Warriors. Houston has won both meetings this season, including one in Oakland, has taken seven of eight and 19 of 22.

The Warriors made an early splash around Thursday's trade deadline, acquiring Steve Blake from the Lakers for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.

"We saw a deal we thought made sense," said Warrior general manager Bob Myers.

Blake could be in uniform as early as Thursday's matchup with the Rockets.

"The hope would be we could," Myers said of getting Blake in uniform Thursday.

Earlier this season, the Warriors traded for Jordan Crawford to add depth behind Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

On Wednesday, Golden State started the second half with a 101-92 road win over the Sacramento Kings.

David Lee recorded a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the Warriors. Thompson added 18 points and Curry finished with 13 points and eight assists for the Warriors, winners in two of their last three.

"I love the way my guys responded. Took care of the basketball on the road which is a huge step especially in us trying to get better but I thought we really showed a lot of guts," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "They bounced back. They took the lead. We responded, just a total team effort."

The Warriors turned a one-point deficit to start the fourth quarter into a nine-point win.

After hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, the Warriors hit the road for six straight out east.

02/20 10:33:21 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 78
MIL 76
 
2nd
GSW 63
OKC 59
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
2nd
CSFU 72
CSDH 47
 
2nd
ORST 76
DEP 49
 
2nd
PAC 49
NEV 46
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 32
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 2
 
2nd
LOS 1
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13