The Golden State Warriors never found a rhythm offensively in a blowout loss to the Houston Rockets in the NBA on Thursday.

Houston took down Golden State 107-86 behind 27 points from James Harden.

The Rockets have now won six of their last eight games after they started the season 1-6. They are .500 for the first time since the second game of the season.

As for the Warriors, they struggled from the field, making just one three-pointer in the first half and four in the game.

Draymond Green especially struggled after scoring no points in 24 minutes of play. According to ESPN, it was the most minutes Green has played in a game without netting a basket.

Green is not worried about the poor performance, though. He knows this team will be great in the long run.

"We're still going to win a bunch of games and win the championship," he told reporters, via the Athletic.

 

Hernangomez the hero for Nuggets

Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez scored a game-high 25 points on nine-of-12 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds in a 138-93 win over the Hawks.

Bad Bembry

Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry scored just two points on one-of-eight shooting in the loss to the Nuggets.

 

Dynamic DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan made a layup in style. DeRozan finished with a game-high 34 points on 14-of-30 shooting, but the Spurs fell to the Clippers 116-111.

Thursday's results

Houston Rockets 107-86 Golden State Warriors
Denver Nuggets 138-93 Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Clippers 116-111 San Antonio Spurs

 

Raptors at Celtics

Is it crazy to think the Warriors' biggest competition for the NBA title this season will come from the Eastern Conference? It might not be. The Raptors (12-3) are playing great with newly added Kawhi Leonard and the Celtics (8-6) still have possibly the deepest roster in the NBA. The two teams match up on Friday.

Kevin Durant is sure he will resolve any issue with Golden State Warriors team-mate Draymond Green in the future but refused to go into the specifics over what happened between the pair.

Green and Durant had a heated exchange at the end of regulation against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, with the former having failed to get a shot off after losing possession on the final play.

It was reported the confrontation continued in the locker room following the 121-116 overtime loss, though head coach Steve Kerr denied claims the three-time All-Star questioned Durant about his impending free agency.

Green was suspended for Tuesday's 110-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for "conduct detrimental to the team", but the two-time NBA Finals MVP is sure the team will get their affairs in order.

Asked if he felt the situation with Green could be resolved, Durant said: "I'm sure it will. We've got a long season ahead."

However, he refused to expand on what exactly took place between the duo.

"I'm gonna keep that in-house. That's what we do here," added Durant.

"I mean, obviously I know you guys got a job to do, but I'm not trying to give nobody no headlines. What happened, happened. We're trying to move on - just trying to play basketball."

Durant stated he "didn't really care either way" about Green's suspension but admitted it felt strange not to be competing alongside him.

"His presence has been a part of this team for a while - even before I got here. He's been a huge staple in this organisation. So, obviously it's definitely weird not having him around," he said.

"And just ... everything that went down. But that's what happens. S*** happens in the NBA. I just try to do my best to move on and be a basketball player.

"I don't got nothing else to do but to be the best player I can be every single day. I try not to worry about nothing else."

Kerr was pleased with how professionally the reigning NBA champions, who were also without Stephen Curry due to injury, dealt with the situation on Tuesday.

"Proud of them. Not an easy game with a back-to-back. Just coming in a little fatigued, a little emotionally spent and we had to grind it out," said Kerr.

"Proud of the guys. It wasn't our best game, but it was a good effort and we stayed solid."

The Golden State Warriors took down the Atlanta Hawks 110-103 behind 24 points from Kevin Durant and another 24 from Klay Thompson on Tuesday.

Stephen Curry (groin) missed his third straight game and Draymond Green was kept off the floor as he was suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team".

Green got into an altercation with Durant on the court during Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and Warriors brass believed he went too far, so they suspended him.

The Warriors, though, still earned their 12th win of the season with the victory over the Hawks.

Taurean Prince finished with 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in the losing effort for Atlanta.

 

Capela lifts Rockets

Rockets center Clint Capela scored a season-high 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds in a 109-99 win over the Nuggets.

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson scored 11 points on five-of-six shooting, but it was his 21 rebounds that really stood out in Cleveland's 113-89 win over the Hornets.

 

Wasteful Walker

Hornets guard Kemba Walker could not buy a shot for most of the night in the loss to the Cavaliers. He finished with a season-low seven points on two-of-16 shooting.

 

Livingston sets up Jerebko

Shaun Livingston found team-mate Jonas Jerebko on the three-point line with a pretty pass.

Tuesday's results

Cleveland Cavaliers 113-89 Charlotte Hornets
Houston Rockets 109-99 Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors 110-103 Atlanta Hawks

 

76ers at Magic

It is Jimmy Butler time for the 76ers (9-6) as the recently traded wing player will suit up for Philadelphia for the first time this season. The 76ers are in third in the Eastern Conference while the Magic (6-8) are in ninth.

Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State announced.

Green was suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team", the Warriors said in a statement.

He reportedly got into an altercation with team-mate Kevin Durant after regulation ended against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

Durant wanted the ball to take the last shot in regulation but Green took it up the court himself and did not get a shot off.

The altercation reportedly carried over into the locker room where team-mates questioned Green about turning the ball over in the waning seconds.

Green then reportedly confronted Durant about his impending free agency.

Golden State lost to Los Angeles 121-116 in overtime.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been road warriors in November and they overcame the Nuggets 121-114 in Denver on Sunday.

The Bucks took their show on the road once more, roughly 24 hours after losing in overtime to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Playing their sixth game in 11 days, and fifth in eight, you would have expected the Bucks to be out of gas. Instead, they beat a very good Nuggets squad in a matchup of 9-3 teams.

Center Brook Lopez led the way with 28 points, hitting eight-of-13 three-point shots.

For a team that would have had every excuse to be tired – which often leads to poor shooting – Milwaukee were hot from the field, shooting 57 per cent overall and 50 per cent beyond the arc. Giannis Antetokounmpo (22 points), Khris Middleton (21) and Malcolm Brogdon (20) all scored 20 or more points. 

Five of the Bucks' six games in that 11-day stretch were road games, including stops at Boston, Portland and Golden State. The Bucks finished 3-3 in that brutal run of games, their toughest schedule stretch of the season. Milwaukee now get a couple of days off before beginning a six-game homestand on Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

 

Harden hot for Rockets

One night after a dreadful shooting performance against the Spurs, James Harden was firing on all cylinders against the Pacers on Sunday. Harden scored 40, hitting nine-of-20 shots (including eight-of-18 three-pointers) to key the Rockets' 115-103 victory.

 

Knicks battle

The Knicks hit only five of 28 three-point attempts (17.9 per cent) in a 115-89 loss to the Magic.

 

Chandler produces again

Tyson Chandler won the game for the Lakers with a last-second block.

Sunday's results

Charlotte Hornets 113-103 Detroit Pistons
Houston Rockets 115-103 Indiana Pacers
Orlando Magic 115-89 New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks 121-114 Denver Nuggets
Portland Trail Blazers 100-94 Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Lakers 107-106 Atlanta Hawks

 

Warriors at Clippers

The Warriors (11-2) will face their second game without Stephen Curry, who is out with a groin strain. The Clippers (7-5) have won three of four games, including an impressive overtime win against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Philadelphia 76ers blew a huge lead to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, but Joel Embiid stepped up, in the end, to save the game as they prevailed 133-132 in overtime.

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is not happy with the Atlanta Hawks.

Kawhi Leonard is back with the Toronto Raptors and they picked up right where they left off with him on the floor in the NBA on Wednesday.

The Raptors took down the Sacramento Kings 114-105 as Leonard scored 25 points on seven-of-17 shooting.

He added 11 rebounds and two assists as the Raptors improved to 11-1 this season.

Leonard, 27, was making his return from an ankle injury for the Raptors.

Davis delights as Oladipo shines in Pacers' loss

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in the New Orleans Pelicans' 107-98 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Heat center Hassan Whiteside had 29 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks in Miami's 95-88 win over the Spurs.

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo scored 36 points on 14-of-30 shooting while adding seven assists and six rebounds. Indiana lost to the 76ers, 100-94.

 

Foul trouble for Jokic

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was in foul trouble all game in an 89-87 loss to the Grizzlies. He finished with four points on 0-of-one shooting while turning it over six times.

 

Mitchell magic

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell threw one down in the paint during Utah's 117-102 win over the Mavericks.

Wednesday's results

Oklahoma City Thunder 95-86 Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons 103-96 Orlando Magic
New York Knicks 112-107 Atlanta Hawks
Miami Heat 95-88 San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia 76ers 100-94 Indiana Pacers
Memphis Grizzlies 89-87 Denver Nuggets
New Orleans Pelicans 107-98 Chicago Bulls
Utah Jazz 117-102 Dallas Mavericks
Toronto Raptors 114-105 Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles Lakers 114-110 Minnesota Timberwolves

 

Bucks at Warriors

The Bucks and Warriors have dominated their respective conferences so far this season and they will match up in what is a possible NBA Finals preview, though it is way too early in the season to know if that will happen.

The Portland Trail Blazers handed the Milwaukee Bucks just their second loss of the NBA season with a wire-to-wire 118-103 win at the Moda Center on Tuesday.

Houston were happy to get James Harden back as the star led the Rockets past the Chicago Bulls in the NBA on Saturday. 

The Boston Celtics could not stop taking and making three-pointers as they handed the Milwaukee Bucks their first loss of the NBA season on Thursday.

The Toronto Raptors continued their hot start to the NBA season, beating the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 129-112 on Tuesday.

With Monday Night Football putting most NFL fans to sleep, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors gave people reason to watch some early NBA action.

With Monday Night Football putting most NFL fans to sleep, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors gave people reason to watch some early NBA action.

The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-0 to start the NBA season after moving past the Orlando Magic 113-91, while LeBron James could not prevent a Los Angeles Lakers loss. 

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