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Curry frustrated after Warriors let lead slip

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228   //    04 Jan 2019, 16:45 IST
Stephen Curry - cropped
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry

An exasperated Stephen Curry acknowledged the Golden State Warriors threw away victory by giving up a 20-point lead against the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

The Warriors were 73-53 ahead early in the third quarter, but ultimately went down 135-134 in overtime at Oracle Arena to a Rockets side once again boosted by a prolific display from James Harden.

Reigning MVP Harden forced the extra period with a three-pointer, before hitting the game-winner from beyond the arc with 2.7 seconds left on the clock.

Asked if it felt like a game Golden State had given away, Curry replied: "For sure. When you have a lead like that, you don't lose at home.

"Obviously James made a bunch of tough shots, they got the ball moving and hit a bunch of threes in the third quarter. I don't know if it's slow rotations or just a little laziness with that lead, but when you have a lead like that it's a tough way to go out."

The Warriors have now lost three games in a row at home, having also been beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.

"All of them are terrible feelings, losing at home," added Curry, whose 35-point haul against the Rockets proved in vain.

"Our fight's there - we've just got to work on the details in terms of putting 48 minutes together. And we haven't got there yet."

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Harden surpassed 40 points for the fifth game in succession as he finished with 44, in addition to 15 assists and 10 rebounds. 

"For the most part, I feel like we made him work. He just made tough shots," said Curry.

"Since CP [Chris Paul] has been out, he's obviously taken over. He's got the ball in his hands all game and he's just making plays. You've got to tip your hat to him."

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