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So nobody wanted to jump to any grand conclusions after the Golden State Warriors held on for a 106-104 win Wednesday over the Houston Rockets, a team that has established itself over the past two seasons as the two-time defending champions' primary challengers.

DeMarcus Cousins stepped up in Durant's absence, scoring 27 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

"I think it was maybe a reminder that when we play against the Warriors, obviously the goal is to match up with them, whether it is second round or conference Finals, whatever it may be". He scored a season-high 27 points, while adding 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Houston has gone 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors this season.

"Yeah, that's a great team", Houston center Clint Capela said. They even lost to the Phoenix Suns, who own the worst record in the Western Conference. He just played probably the most complete game he's played since he's been here.

Bryant had 21 points, with 10 of those coming in the final stanza, to go along with 10 rebounds (four offensive) as well as one assist and two blocks in 25 minutes off the bench.

HOUSTON (AP) - In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn't quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back National Basketball Association champions.

"I think we all do, but at the end of the day it's a win or it's a loss", he said.

"They're still the team to beat", Rivers said.

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But the version of Cousins that showed up to the Toyota Center on Wednesday is capable of altering the dynamic of a playoff series, particularly against the undersized Rockets.

"I mean, it's cool", Cousins said.

With Cousins and Thompson leading the way, the Warriors built a double digit lead with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. "But having said that, with all the stuff we've gone through and all the ups and downs, and starting from 11-14 to whatever we are after that, we're in a good spot and we still have a chance to legitimately make a run for the first spot".

"We fought the entire game, it's just you're playing against a good team like that [and] you've got to play hard and smart".

"It was a good game for us, we didn't come out with the win but [it's a] learning experience".

As Beyonce, a Houston native, sang on "6 Inch", (although not at all related to sports) "Come back, come back, come back".

Eric Gordon was asked if he believes the Warriors see the Rockets as their foremost challenger.

The Rockets were outrebounded by Golden State 44-31. So it's good to have multiple guys that can step up every night.

"When Kevin is out, we don't have the luxury of throwing to him and getting 30 points", Thompson said. "It's just building that consistency, and he's done an awesome job of that, and it's only gonna get better for us".

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