Rockets vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Houston Rockets (14-32) play against the Golden State Warriors (13-13) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Friday January 21, 2022

Houston Rockets 0, Golden State Warriors 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Starting in San Francisco ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/tcX3CsiWhh10:09 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
#Rockets rolling with the same five starters in San Fran: Tate, Gordon, KPJ, Green and Wood
Tip-off is now on @ATTSportsNetSW 🚀 – 10:05 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
A smattering of cheers for “And the Rockets red glare” during the anthem – 10:04 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
First 5⃣ pic.twitter.com/2MvSZSIfa410:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors fell to the shorthanded Pacers at home in overtime on Thursday, Steve Kerr shouldered the blame. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/21/ste…10:00 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Locked in.
Stream the game live 👉 https://t.co/OMrtDufAON pic.twitter.com/iVnGpzGupN9:45 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
3️⃣0️⃣ with an ode to 2️⃣4️⃣
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/ZcDsAI43PL9:36 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Tonight’s Starting Lineups: pic.twitter.com/VmAXhFH5D39:36 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs Warriors: Kevin Porter Jr., Green, Gordon, Tate, Wood
Warriors starters: Curry, Poole, Otto Porter Jr., Wiggins, Looney – 9:35 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Sixers match their biggest blown lead since 1996-97 per @ESPNStatsInfo
76ers Largest Blown Leads – Reg. season since 1996-97
Friday 24 Clippers
Nov. 2017 24 Warriors
Apr. 2016 24 Bulls
Jan. 2016 24 Bulls – 9:34 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Rockets basketball is back! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/A9Iblc4xbH9:32 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Rockets
Steph Curry
Jordan Poole
Andrew Wiggins
Otto Porter Jr.
Kevon Looney – 9:31 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steph Curry attempts the classic Rick Barry free throw form from beyond the arc right in front of Rick Barry. pic.twitter.com/pETQDO1T829:29 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Andrew Wiggins is active for the Warriors – 9:20 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Halfway through this @outsidethenba piece on Gary Payton II, and it’s a banger: cbssports.com/nba/news/gary-…9:15 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
By The Numbers | Warriors vs. Rockets pic.twitter.com/lMtT4teFLb9:08 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Putting in the reps 🎯
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/O575uQWCg69:03 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Friday night drip.💧
@MichelobUltra | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/MbOEDd3Ypw8:55 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Hornets broadcast telling a cool story about Aaron Wiggins. He went to Maryland and began the season starting as a freshman. Went to coach Mark Turgeon and said he would come off the bench if needed. Wound up winning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year Winner as a sophomore. – 8:54 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Latest injury report has Andrew Wiggins as available tonight vs Rockets. – 8:50 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rockets reportedly open to Westbrook for Wall trade, why Lakers shouldn’t do it nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/21/roc…8:39 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Friday night fits. pic.twitter.com/VhAf0pX2Lt8:34 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Dort, Wiggins and JRE combined for zero field goals in the first half. All three have a bucket in the first two and a half minutes of the second half. – 8:23 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Kerr joked he’s not in a giving mood and declines to name who will start for Klay on the second night of a back to back, and whether Kuminga still starts for Draymond. – 8:23 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Andrew Wiggins will go through pregame warmups before a final decision is made about if he’s playing or not, but Steve Kerr says he should be OK. – 8:20 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said he “thinks” Andrew Wiggins will be able to play tonight. Going to warm up pregame and test his sore foot. – 8:20 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
#StephenCurry has arrived.
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/UdPXDpBJqO8:20 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Steve Kerr says he thinks Andrew Wiggins is ok, but he’ll warm up just to be sure – 8:19 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Warriors Wire commemorates the 29 members of the Basketball Hall of Fame with ties to the Golden State/Philadelphia Warriors franchise. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/photos-w…8:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Former Warriors president and @Hoophall member Rick Welts reveals his medallion on the Warriors’ Walk of Fame alongside the likes of the late Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond as well Al Attles, Rick Barry, Chris Mullin and Tom Meschery. pic.twitter.com/9HRM8OQ5By7:57 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
We are excited to partner with @RODEOHOUSTON for an official Rodeo Night on Tuesday to celebrate their 90th anniversary!
🤠 Get tickets to celebrate with us for as low as $10! ➡️ https://t.co/rh53YBBDLM pic.twitter.com/46lS4ysDnm7:37 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin said he’d love to get Eric Paschall some more minutes, and noted he deserves to play, but said he felt like they need to have a traditional rolling big as much as possible (hence the Dok minutes vs. Houston), and wants to get Rudy Gay settled at the 4, so it’s hard. – 7:35 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Expected Lu Dort to guard LaMelo Ball, but Aaron Wiggins is getting the assignment.
Dort is on Miles Bridges. – 7:14 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New Mismatch with @Chris Vernon on the Suns, Pacers beating the Warriors, Frank Vogel, Daryl Morey’s comments on 76ers/Simmons situation: open.spotify.com/episode/01i06V…7:06 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Homecoming game tonight for Aaron Wiggins, who’s from Greensboro, N.C. – 7:03 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Giving up assets to trade away Russell Westbrook for John Wall sounds as ridiculous as giving up assets to trade away Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for Ben Simmons.
And yet somehow both those ideas have been floated today. – 6:39 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Seth Curry is out tonight #Sixers6:35 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Seth Curry is out tonight. Isaiah Joe starting with Furkan Korkmaz, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid. #Sixers6:35 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers say Seth Curry (ankle soreness) is OUT for tonight’s game against the Clippers…and Isaiah Joe is in the starting lineup. Maxey, Joe, Korkmaz, Harris and Embiid will start. – 6:35 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry is out tonight
Starting lineup is:
Tyrese Maxey
Isaiah Joe
Furkan Korkmaz
Tobias Harris
Joel Embiid #Sixers6:34 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Seth Curry (left ankle soreness) is out tonight vs. the Clippers. – 6:34 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors dropped an upset loss to the shorthanded Pacers in overtime at home, NBA Twitter exploded with reactions. Here’s what fans and analysts were saying on Thursday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…6:00 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Heading back to Cali! 🚀
⏰ 9:00 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español KLAT 1010AM pic.twitter.com/zdIaovc50i6:00 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Warriors injury report
OUT:
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Draymond Green
James Wiseman
QUESTIONABLE:
Andrew Wiggins (left foot soreness) – 5:49 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault announces the same starters:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Aaron Wiggins
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 5:41 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters at Hornets:
– SGA
– Giddey
– Dort
– Wiggins
– Robinson-Earl – 5:40 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
#lakeshow fans should hit Phase 4 of #Rockets trade talks by Tuesday:
Phase 1: “No way! Russ is better than Wall!”
Phase 2: “I might do Russ for Wall.”
Phase 3: “I’m not including a 1st! A 2nd is better than nothing!”
Phase 4: “Do you want the 2027 or 2028 unprotected first?” – 5:40 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
From Doc Rivers pregame:
-Seth Curry still questionable with left ankle soreness
-Jaden Springer call-up about needing healthy bodies, hasn’t had a chance to watch him with Blue Coats
-Thinks Charlie Brown Jr. has chance to be “great defender” in NBA, that he struggled vs. ORL – 5:33 PM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 49 – Giannis in 30mins vs the @Golden State Warriors: 30pts, 12reb, 11ast. He is the first player with multiple 30pt triple doubles.
Useful or Useless stat?
Listen to it here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyWBh0
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #UsefulOrUseless #Stats #Giannis pic.twitter.com/yqcFohrL1H5:28 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Seth Curry is still questionable tonight. – 5:28 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Legend of the game.
@Rick24Barry will be on #WarriorsGround tonight as we continue our celebration of 75 years of Dubs hoops 💥 – 5:24 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Andrew Wiggins is listed as QUESTIONABLE for tonight’s game v. Houston with left foot soreness on the latest injury report. – 4:47 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My prediction is that the Lakers don’t trade Russell Westbrook for John Wall. I think they do everything possible to make it work this year, and if it doesn’t, they trade his expiring deal in the offseason for a few overpaid role players on long-term deals
I’m like 65-35 on this – 4:44 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
soundcloud.com/warriors/warri…4:42 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Added to Warriors injury list: Andrew Wiggins (L foot soreness) is listed as ‘questionable.’ He often plays thru pain. If out, he joins Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, both of whom are on scheduled rest nights. – 4:39 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins is questionable tonight vs Rockets with left foot soreness. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala already out, resting on the second night of a back-to-back. Steph Curry, as expected, will play. – 4:35 PM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Klay Thompson is going to settle in, and ideally Wiggins and Poole figure it out with him. But right now Thompson is dribbling and shooting too much and it’s had ripple effect. – 4:31 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If Russell Westbrook gets traded to Houston, this is how I *actually* think it would play out:
He agrees to stay away from the Rockets for the rest of the year. Rather than playing this season, he stays in LA with his family. Then they figure out a buyout in the offseason. – 4:23 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
🏀 Phoenix maintains its success
🏀 Russ needs to adjust his game
🏀 Ben Simmons to the Kings rumors
🏀 The Warriors’ recent issues
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/01i06V…4:22 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
light work on game day 👏 pic.twitter.com/1O3cHjA3zx4:21 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I have no idea if John Wall is still a good player, by the way. I thought there were semi-encouraging flashes in Houston but the numbers were mostly discouraging. I have no idea what this year off does to him. I have no idea how playing with LeBron affects him. He’s a mystery box – 4:17 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Reviewing the individual performances of every Warriors player halfway through the regular season. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/one-thou…4:14 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
✈️ @Garydwayne added another poster to his collection last night 💪 pic.twitter.com/Wqe1KLCORZ4:10 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Gary Payton II brought the Chase Center crowd to their feet with a poster dunk over Pacers big Goga Bitadze in the fourth quarter on Thursday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/20/wat…4:00 PM

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