Gamethread: Warriors host Rockets - new faces, same rivalry

Sure, most of the Warriors that have been beating the pants off the Houston Rockets are gone, but that won’t assuage James Harden’s hunger for a win against a franchise that has bumped his team out of the playoffs so often.

Be sure to check out our pregame coverage, from my preview, to Daniel Hardee’s fantastic video on the franchise-to-franchise friction between these two teams.

Also, in case you missed it, the Warriors have indicated that they’ll use their next 10-day contract on another recent lottery draft pick that has been labeled as a bust. He won’t play until at least Sunday, but it’s fun thinking about adding a stretch five to this squad - either this season, or next.