Warriors game day: Can Golden State handle Houston’s 3-point exploits?

  • James Harden (13) draws the foul on Stephen Curry (30) during the first half as the Golden State Warriors played the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

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…