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Curry had to be held back by teammate Draymond Green, and officials called a technical foul on Ariza following a video review.Thats about as mad as Ive seen him, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his star guard.Curry isnt sure whether Ariza brushed him on purpose or by accident. He just wasnt going to stand for what he thought was a cheap shot.If thats how they want to try to get back in the game, it didnt work, Curry said. We answered that physicality by just playing our brand of basketball.The Warriors had already grabbed control by outscoring Houston 30-13 in the second quarter. They went ahead by 30 in the third quarter before the Rockets reserves made the final margin closer.Golden State swept the four-game season series against the Rockets for the first time since 1973-74. All four wins came by at least 10 points.They bullied us tonight, said Rockets guard James Harden, who had 33 points and six assists. They smacked us four times.This one was particularly sweet for the Warriors after microphones caught Harden telling teammates during a huddle before the teams played last week in Houston that Golden State aint even that good.The Warriors (34-6) harassed Dwight Howard and Harden inside and out — with Andrew Bogut and Green playing the role of lead antagonists — and the irritation of another blowout loss to the NBAs best team finally set off the Rockets.Im sure they were a little frustrated, because were not that good, said Green, winking as he repeated the phrase to several questions in the locker room.Howard had just seven points and 11 rebounds, spending most of the game in foul trouble. Houston (29-14) had four of the games five technical fouls, including two against forward Josh Smith, who was ejected for arguing with an official.But the sequence that will be remembered most came with the Warriors leading 72-49 early in the third quarter.Curry, fed up with constant grabbing and pulling, got a technical foul while jostling for position with Patrick Beverley. Curry was called for an offensive foul on the next play before the incident with Ariza occurred.Curry said he wasnt sure what he wouldve done had he confronted Ariza face-to-face. He was just happy with the way the Warriors responded, resuming their latest highlight-worthy performance filled with dazzling dunks, emphatic alley-oops and — of course — acrobatic shots from Curry.Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 27 points, and Bogut grabbed 10 rebounds, scored nine points and tied a season high with five blocks — including consecutive swats against Howard in the first half. Green added 18 points.TIP-INSRockets: Houston lost by 11, 12 and 25 points to the Warriors previously this season. ... Corey Brewer scored 20 points, most of them with the outcome already decided.Warriors: Their previous best home-winning streak was 16, last accomplished in 1959 — when the team still played in Philadelphia. They are 19-1 at Oracle Arena this season. ... David Lee scored nine points to reach 10,000 for his career.HOWARD LIKES THE HAWKSAsked if Golden State is the best team in the NBA right now, Howard pointed to East-leading Atlanta (35-8).They got the best record, right? he said about the Hawks before someone corrected him. They dont? I thought they were the best team. They play well, they move the ball, the defence and offence has been great this year.UP NEXTRockets: At Phoenix on Friday.Warriors: Host Sacramento on Friday. 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Bautistas hit nine home runs, which ties him for fourth in the majors. Hes reached base safely in each of the Blue Jays 33 games to begin the year. Thats a club record. "I think Ive had a pretty strong first month, as strong as I might have had ever in my career," Bautista told TSN.ca during a conversation in Philadelphia. "But the seasons long and its hard to look at small samples and how thats going to portray into a complete season. I try not to pay attention to those things and just focus on the preparation and the work and my effort and hopefully at the end of the year everythings taken care of itself." As teams around the league rely more heavily on spray charts and advanced offensive data, Bautista, like most sluggers around the league, often hits with three infielders on the left side of second base. The percentages show that if Bautista hits the ball on the ground, most of the time hell pull it. With that in mind, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer has encouraged Bautista to occasionally take pitches the other way. Manager John Gibbons believes the approach helps Bautista stay on breaking pitches down and away. He sees those often as opposing pitchers often work around him or, at least, are particularly careful about keeping the ball out of the middle of the strike zone. "The only difference I see with him is hes taking some hits the other way and I think its making him a tougher out," said manager John Gibbons. "You hear some people who complain about, well, hes a home run hitter, youve got to do it this way. Well, you know what? His home run numbers havent suffered one bit." Bautistas coaches and teammates took notice of his approach in the 10th inning of Tuesday nights 6-5 win over the Phillies. Melky Cabrera led off with a single. Bautista worked a 2-2 count and with the infield pulled around to the third base side he pushed a 93 miles per hour fastball through the gaping hole where the second baseman would usually stand. Cabrera advanced to third on the play and one out later scored the game-winning run on Juan Franciscos sacrifice fly. Manager John Gibbons called it "winning baseball." "Its good to see, thats what winninng players and winning teams do, the little stuff," said Jose Reyes. [url=https://www.cheapcoyotes.com/1228z-brad-richardson-jersey-coyotes.html]Brad Richardson Jersey[/url]. "In that situation he didnt try to hit a two-run home run and pop it up to the infield or something. He just tried to move Melky over, he saw that huge space there at second base and he hit the ball that way, first and third and we win the game right there." Outfield coach Tim Leiper paid Bautista the ultimate praise last week, equating his pregame preparation and in-game adjustments to that of a coach. Bautista doesnt want the label but he is involved in every pitch. From the dugout hes studying the opposing pitcher, watching for tendencies that may indicate which type of pitch will be thrown. Not a base stealer himself, Bautista tries to help his faster teammates get a read on a pitchers move. Defensively, hell involve himself in outfield positioning based on his extensive knowledge of hitters. "I try to pay attention to things like that and I share all kinds of information with my teammates," said Bautista. "I also encourage them to share stuff that they know and information that they have with me. I like to listen to that kind of stuff and put it into my database, I guess." Gibbons recalls a game in Kansas City early last year when injuries to Jose Reyes and Brett Lawrie forced Bautista from his usual spot in right field and in to play third base. Bautista would frequently hover around the mound in between outs, giving the pitcher a scouting report on the next hitter. "Joses not just out there playing," said Gibbons. "He studies this and hes paying attention to whats going on. Hes played against a lot of these guys over the years so hes got a pretty good idea of what they do." The Blue Jays entered Wednesdays action with a record of 16-17 following a 4-4 road trip to Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Like on their previous road trip, they left some games on the table due to poor, late-game pitching. Bautista isnt panicking, however, because the American League East remains tight six weeks into the season. Torontos just a game and a half back of first-place Baltimore. "The only thing that would matter if we were 15 games back," said Bautista. "That would mean wed dug ourselves a big hole to come out of. From that perspective it doesnt really matter. What matters is how we play from here on out and weve got to focus on that." ' ' '

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