Warriors game day: Can Golden State handle Houston’s 3-point exploits?
Warriors vs. Rockets
Time: 5 p.m. PT
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
Coaches: Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (177-29 with Warriors and overall); Mike D’Antoni, 1st season with Rockets (33-12 with Rockets and 488-438 overall)
On air: TV on ESPN, CSN Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game
Records: Warriors (36-6); Rockets (33-12)
Projected starters: Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (24.6 ppg, 6.1 apg), SG Klay Thompson (21.2 ppg, 2.0 apg), SF Kevin Durant (26.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 7.7 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (5.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
Rockets: PG Patrick Beverley (9.3 ppg, 4.4 apg), SG James Harden (28.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 11.6 apg), SF Corey Brewer (4.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg), PF Trevor Ariza (12.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg), C Montrezl Harrell (10.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
Warriors injury report: C David West (non-displaced fracture, left thumb) is out.
Rockets injury report: PF Ryan Anderson (flu) is questionable. PF Chinanu Onuaku is assigned to the D-League.
Betting line: Warriors by 5.5 points
Things to watch:
>> Can the Warriors limit Houston from three-point range? Though its three-point exploits get more attention, Golden State leads the league with an opponent three-point shooting percentage of 32.1. No team tests the Warriors’ perimeter defense more than the Rockets, whose 667 three-pointers through their first 45 games are the most ever by a team through that point of a season. Houston…