The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets for the first time in four tries this season with a 106-104 victory on Wednesday at the Toyota Center.
Golden State is now 4.5 games ahead of Houston after prevailing in the 2018 Western Conference Finals rematch.
Klay Thompson (30 points and six rebounds) and Stephen Curry (24 points and five assists) provided much of the offense with Kevin Durant sidelined with an ankle injury.
DeMarcus Cousins was also brilliant, challenging for a triple-double with 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
James Harden notched a double-double for Houston with 29 points and 10 assists but was just 2-of-12 from three-point range as a late comeback fell short.