But Rockets’ guard Chris Paul was forced to watch the final 4 minutes and 47 seconds due to soreness in his knee.
“Dragging his leg a little bit; I had to get him out of there,” Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said (h/t ESPN).
“I’m a hell of a cheerleader, man,” Paul joked with reporters.
It is uncertain if Paul will be able to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
“We’ve got Eric Gordon on the bench, you know what I mean?” Paul said. “I was like, ‘Yeah, EG, get me.’ That’s what this team is capable of [with] our depth. You can push through it as much as you want to, but you don’t have to.”
Paul played most of the game with the knee issues and contributed key places to help Houston shock Golden State at home.
“I think on one leg, it’s pretty good,” D’Antoni said.
“He’s hurt. He came up with a big steal at the end and made some big plays at the end. He’s a competitor, and it’s hard to get him out, but it wasn’t his best game. He knows that. He’s going to play a lot better than that. He’s also instrumental in why we win.”
“He’s a fighter, man. He’s going to go out there and give it his all,” Rockets guard James Harden said. “We’ve just got to get him healthy.
“I just wish I could have helped him out some more, you know what I mean?” Paul said. “But I’ve been saying it all along, it’s cool. We’re going to be fine. It’s all about wins and losses for us, and we won tonight, so I’m cool.”