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Stephen Curry goes behind-the-back to serve up easy basket for DeMarcus Cousins

Thursday 14 March 2019 07:39, UK

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Stephen Curry set up a DeMarcus Cousins basket with a delicious behind-the-back assist in Golden State's win over Houston

Stephen Curry served up an easy basket for team-mate DeMarcus Cousins with a deft behind-the-back assist in the Golden State Warriors' win over the Houston Rockets.

Curry scored 20 points on 8-of-20 shooting in support of backcourt partner Klay Thompson's game-high 30 as the Warriors held off a late Rockets surge to beat their Western Conference rival 106-104.

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Cousins, in his best game since joining the Warriors last summer, stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals.

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All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden and Klay Thompson were in top form as the Golden State Warriors met the Houston Rockets

Cousins' easiest basket of the name came courtesy of a delicious assist from Curry in the third quarter.

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With 8:22 remaining in the third quarter, Curry's defensive pressure harried Rockets guard Chris Paul into turning the ball over on the Warriors' baseline.

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Curry took possession and raced down court, dribbling into the Rockets' half and, with Cousins alongside him, creating a two-on-one against Houston center Clint Capela.

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Curry accelerated into the lane, forcing Capela to guard him. As he did so, Curry whipped a bounce pass behind his back into the hands of Cousins who laid the ball home for an easy score.

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Wednesday night's scores

  • Golden State Warriors 106-104 Houston Rockets
  • Brooklyn Nets 96-108 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Utah Jazz 114-97 Phoenix Suns
  • Detroit Pistons 74-108 Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic 90-100 Washington Wizards
  • Memphis Grizzlies 111-132 Atlanta Hawks

Click the video at the top of the page to see Curry's smart behind-the-back delivery for Cousins.

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