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W 106-101
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L 95-101
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W 106-105
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Rockets focusing on Heat after topping Warriors

HOUSTON -- Locked in a stretch of games where the challenges are severe and unique, the Rockets attempted to avoid lingering too long on their win against the Golden State Warriors.

The Rockets (32-12) will host the Miami Heat on Monday night at Toyota Center having already defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves and Warriors at home in succession. And while some in the postgame locker room on Saturday night shifted their focus to the Heat, others acknowledged the significance of beating the Warriors for a second time this season and securing the tiebreaker in the event the teams complete the season with the same record.

Golden State presents challenges that few teams can successfully counter. That Houston survived matters both in the immediate future with a quality squad like Miami upcoming, and down the line in the event that the Rockets and Warriors square off in the postseason.

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Leaders
Points: Goran Dragic17.3
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside11.8
Assists: Goran Dragic4.9
FG%: Kelly Olynyk50.1%
Steals: Josh Richardson1.30
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside1.93
Defense (Rank)
Points: 101.9 (4)
Rebounds: 42.0 (6)
Assists: 20.1 (3)
FG%: 45.4% (10)
FT%: 79.0% (29)
3P%: 36.2% (15)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.2 (27)
Rebounds: 42.0 (20)
Assists: 21.9 (22)
FG%: 45.6% (14)
FT%: 76.3% (17)
3P%: 36.7% (9)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Miami 27 19 .587 --
Washington 26 20 .565 1.0
Charlotte 18 26 .409 8.0
Orlando 14 32 .304 13.0
Atlanta 13 32 .289 13.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14/2018 James Johnson Reinstate/Suspension
1/10/2018 James Johnson League Suspension One game for fighting
12/31/2017 Matt Williams Jr. Waived
12/31/2017 Derrick Jones Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/14/2017 DeAndre Liggins Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/20/2018 Goran Dragic Bruised knee
1/15/2018 Tyler Johnson Sprained left ankle
12/22/2017 Dion Waiters Sore left ankle
11/14/2017 Okaro White Foot surgery
10/12/2017 Rodney McGruder Leg stress fracture
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