Rockets GM says team is 'obsessed' with beating the Warriors

Houston visits Oracle on Jan. 4 for Western Conference showdown

Karl Buscheck
December 22, 2017 - 1:03 pm

The Houston Rockets, who currently sit atop the Western Conference, half a game ahead of the Warriors, have one goal, written in Sharpie, atop the club's to-do list: take down the Dubs.

General manager Daryl Morey admitted as much in an appearance on ESPN Radio on Thursday:

"I think I'm not supposed to say that, but we're basically obsessed with 'How do we beat the Warriors?''' Morey said. "Last year the Spurs knocked us off, so we're very worried about the Spurs, they're always one step ahead of every organization and guard us better than anyone. But we calculated it — it's like 90 percent if we're gonna win a title, we've gotta obviously beat the Warriors at some point. So we're extremely focused on that. A lot of our signings and what we do during the year is based on that."

The Rockets, headlined by Chris Paul and James Harden arrive at Oracle Arena on Jan. 4 for a showdown between the Western Conference power players. The only other meeting between the club's, on opening night in Oakland, went in favor of the guests, 122-121.

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