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Rockets Host Warriors As Playoff Push Continues

(Sports Network) - Kyle Lowry and the Houston Rockets hope to continue their late season playoff push when they finish a six-game homestand tonight against the Golden State Warriors.

Lowry recorded his first career triple-double on Sunday, helping the Rockets hold on for a 110-108 victory against the Utah Jazz, their fourth straight win.

Lowry finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Kevin Martin drilled all 18 of his free throws, sinking many of them down the stretch to cement the Rockets' victory. Martin ended with 34 points, while Patrick Patterson added 14 points and 13 boards in the win.

"The intensity of that game was very competitive and it seemed like no one wanted to give in," Lowry said. "We definitely didn't, and they definitely didn't. They fought down to the last seconds."

Houston, which is 4-1 on its residency and has won 11 of 14 overall, is now two games behind Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 11 games left in its season.

The Warriors, meanwhile, continue to play out the string and lost their fifth straight contest in San Antonio on Monday when Manu Ginobili scored a game- high 28 points and Tony Parker compiled 17 points and 15 assists, as the Spurs rolled past Golden State, 111-96.

Ekpe Udoh led Golden State with 15 points and seven rebounds, Dorell Wright chipped in 14 points and six rebounds, and David Lee collected 13 points and nine rebounds. Acie Law added 14 points off the bench, as the visitors placed six players in double figures.

"It was just a good ball club. We fought hard to get ourselves back in the game and they just made plays down the stretch," Warriors guard Monta Ellis said.

Houston has won 11 of its last 12 meetings with Golden State, including five straight in south Texas.

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