Images from the tail end of Houston's 140-109 romp over the Warriors last Tuesday:
-- The Rockets' Patrick Beverley preening - and getting a technical foul - after a dunk with 1:04 left.
-- The Warriors fouling on each of Houston's final three possessions - including a flagrant foul by Draymond Green against Beverley - to prevent the Rockets from breaking the NBA record for three-pointers in a game after they had tied the mark with 23.
So, will any of that extracurricular activity carry into Tuesday night's rematch at Oracle Arena?
"Not at all," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said after practice Monday. "Our job is to go and take care of our business. It's a great opportunity to close the first half of the season the right way." The extracurricular stuff "has nothing to do with it."
A few players traded barbs via Twitter after that game. Some tweets seemed in jest, some seemed fairly serious.
In any event, Houston forward Chandler Parsons also was in downplay mode.
"We're not worried about what we did to them last game," Parsons said Monday. "This is a whole different day, a whole new game. We're going to do what we do, and we're going to game plan the same way - no matter what happened last game."
Said Warriors forward David Lee: "We need to get back on track and get a victory, no matter who it's against. It just happens to be (against) the team that just beat us. We're going to be motivated, but we'd be motivated, anyway."
Motivation could come from trying to end a losing streak that has reached four games, all on the road last week.
Returning to Oakland isn't necessarily a panacea.
"It's not that easy," Jackson said. "You can be fooled as a player to believe that coming home, everything will be fine. This isn't 'The Wiz.' "
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Ending skid is motivation enough
San Francisco Chronicle | Feb 12