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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson end Warriors' run of 11 straight road losses

The Golden State Warriors' season is bordering on the paranormal and it has become clear that, away from the San Francisco Bay Area, the reigning NBA champions are a mediocre team.

They lose (eight wins and 29 losses) much more than they win on the road, and their run of 11 consecutive defeats was the second worst streak of all time for a champion team away from their stadium.

Only the Chicago Bulls' 12 straight away losses in 1998/99 was worse, but the Warriors ensured on Monday night that they didn't reach that number.

Seemingly aware of the lousy results, the Warriors broke the losing streak on their visit to the Houston Rockets.

It was a comfortable 121-108 victory against the lowly Rockets, and it was Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who shined.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's stellar performance in Houston

Curry scored 30 points and contributed seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Meanwhile, the shooting guard came up with 29 points in addition to eight rebounds.

"We were playing a different caliber of team, those first three are battling with all those teams for the playoffs," head coach Steve Kerr said afterwards.

"Houston has had a rough season but they are playing better as of late and they've had some really good wins.

"So I thought we had to come in tonight with a focus that unfortunately wasn't there. That was the issue with the first half, but we eventually got there."

The game was tight until the end and, in the last minute, Thompson closed out the game with a three-pointer to cut off any reaction from the Rockets.

In terms of the standings and the playoff picture in the West, the Warriors (37-36) are back in the playoff spots.

They are sixth, with a win more than the Mavericks and Thunder, and one win fewer than the Clippers. That is their goal and the one that will validate their candidacy for a new ring.

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