The Rockets are 10-4 in their last 14 trips to Oakland.
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Houston Rockets hope to have a short memory when they get back to work Friday night against the Golden State Warriors in the continuation of a three-game west coast road trip.
The Rockets started the trek on Thursday in Portland and dropped a 111-104 decision to the Trail Blazers. Dwight Howard recorded 32 points and 17 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to keep the Rockets from losing for the third time in five tries following a five-game win streak.
"It seemed like every time we would close the gap, they came down and got a great shot," Howard said.
James Harden scored 25 points and Chandler Parsons added 14 for Houston, which made only 5-of-20 shots from 3-point range and fell to 5-5 on the road.