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HOUSTON - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cant figure out how his team is still undefeated.After a 98-87 victory over the depleted Houston Rockets on Saturday night gave the Warriors their first 5-0 start in 20 years, Kerr laughed about his clubs 26 turnovers.We were making plays that would make a sixth-grader blush, the first-year rkie coach said. Its shocking to me that we have so much talent, and if they would just make the easier play, then the game would be simpler and wed be in great shape.When asked how the Warriors were able to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and outscore the Rockets 50-31 in the second half, Kerr simply said, We have this guy named Steph Curry. Hes pretty gd.Curry had 34 points and 10 rebounds in a matchup of undefeated teams, scoring 23 in a pivotal second half that was highlighted by a 22-4 run over the opening 7 minutes of the third quarter.At halftime, it felt like a funeral in here, Curry said. Guys were down and we couldnt figure out why we couldnt establish a rhythm.Curry shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range and finished with five assists and four steals.The only unbeaten team in the NBA, the Warriors improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 1994-95 season, when Golden State finished 26-56 under coach Don Nelson.Houston played without centre Dwight Howard (flu-like symptoms) and power forward Terrence Jones (bruised right leg), which made things much easier for the Warriors inside.They outscored the Rockets 56-32 in the paint, and Warriors centre Andrew Bogut dominated the glass in Howards absence, pulling down 18 rebounds.James Harden led the Rockets (6-1) with 22 points, and point guard Isaiah Canaan had 21 in place of Patrick Beverley (hamstring).We were stagnant. We didnt move, Houston coach Kevin McHale said. We had t many turnovers, and we just ran out of gas.Playing without their two starting big men, the Rockets attempted an NBA season-high 42 3-pointers, making just 10, for their worst shting performance (23.8 per cent) of the young season. They entered the game leading the NBA at 43.1 per cent from beyond the arc but struggled mightily to knock down open shots.We missed shots, we had opportunities, and we didnt attack the paint like we wanted to, Harden said.Golden State fell behind early as Klay Thompson played only 10 minutes in the first half after picking up his third foul early in the second quarter. Thompson finished with 11 points.Donatas Motiejunas hit a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to give the Rockets a 56-48 lead.The Warriors quickly erased the deficit in the third quarter as Houston went 1 of 12 on 3-pointers. The Rockets entered the fourth quarter trailing for the first time this season and were unable to mount a comeback.___TIP-INSWarriors: Bogut had 14 defensive rebounds, and Golden State outrebounded the undersized Rockets 54-46.Rockets: Making the first starts of their NBA careers, forward Kostas Papanikolaou and centre Tarik Black combined for four points and 15 rebounds in the absence of Howard and Jones.UP NEXTGolden State remains on the road Sunday against the Phoenix Suns, who have lost three of four since a 2-0 start.The Rockets rest until Wednesday, when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.COLD STARTThe Rockets and Warriors entered ranked first and fifth, respectively, in 3-point shting, both topping 40 per cent. But they combined to miss their first six 3-pointers and seven of their first eight to start the game. The Warriors shot 32.1 per cent from beyond the arc.ROAD WARRIORSGolden State is 3-0 away from home, and the Warriors have won 21 of 29 road games dating to last season, the best stretch in franchise history.MAKING IT RAINFor the eighth straight game, the Rockets made at least 10 3-pointers. Dating to last season, they have the longest such streak in the NBA and are three games shy of the league record. Zapatillas España Baratas . -- Houstons All-Star tandem of James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to let the Rockets give in to fatigue. Zapatillas Baratas Outlet España . Solomon Elimimian did not make the trip with the team after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury in the teams regular season finale against the Calgary Stampeders. http://www.barataszapatillas.es/.Y. - The New York Yankees made it official Saturday, announcing the completion of a seven-year deal with free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and a one-year contract for returning starter Hiroki Kuroda. 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Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before NL West-leading San Francisco opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona.ANAHEIM, Calif. - Patrick Sharp got the puck on the boards and abruptly whipped it in front to Patrick Kane, who scored before the Anaheim Ducks even knew where it went.Although the Chicago Blackhawks are still lking up at Anaheim in the Western Conference standings, they left a reminder of what will be facing the Ducks if these NHL powers end up face-to-face in the post-season.Kane had two goals and an assist, and Sharp assisted on every Chicago goal in a 4-1 victory Friday night.Captain Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith also scored for the Blackhawks, who beat the NHL-leading Ducks for the third straight time at Honda Center. Corey Crawford made 21 saves as Chicago controlled the night, taking a three-goal lead in the second period.Theyre the best team in the NHL this year, (but) we knew they were coming off a back-to-back games and three in four nights, said Kane, who clinched the fifth 25-goal season of his career. We played a perfect road game. It was a fun game.The Blackhawks bounced back impressively after blowing a lead in the final minutes of a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles two nights earlier in the opener of their six-game road trip.After a blowout loss in San Jose on Thursday night ended their six-game winning streak, the Ducks have lost consecutive games in regulation for the second time all season, and the first since Nov. 28-29 — another back-to-back set against the Blackhawks and the Sharks.And when the Ducks lose, they really lose: Anaheim has lost in regulation just nine times since Halloween, but eight of the nine were by at least three goals apiece.We know that weve lost two, (but) lets not talk like were Buffalo, Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. You can obviously tell how far you have to go to be the best. They turned it up, and we werent able to handle it. So as a measuring stick, I hope this stays in our minds for a long time. They played so much faster than us, and smarter.Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots for the Ducks.ddddddddddddAfter Rickard Rakell broke up Crawfords shutout bid and briefly energized the home crowd with 9:54 to play, Kane scored his 25th goal on that brilliant pass off the boards from Sharp. Kane has scored at least 21 goals in every season of his eight-year NHL career.Kaner has had the hot stick all season long, Sharp said. I feel comfortable with him, and weve had a gd stretch of games.While the Blackhawks celebrated a host of beautiful goals, defenceman Ben Lovejoy summed up the Ducks ugly effort as ditch-digging.That Chicago team thrives off of quick-strike, fancy offence, and thats not how were successful, Lovejoy said. We have guys that are capable of making those plays sometimes, but we are a big physical team that wants to grind in the offensive zone, and we did not get to that tonight.Toews put Chicago ahead in the opening minutes, beating Andersen with an unobstructed shot on a setup from Kane. The goal was the first from Toews in Chicagos last 14 road games.Midway through the second period, Keiths shot found its way through traffic while Toews fell backward on top of Andersen, knocking down the Danish goalie. Boudreau angrily demanded a goaltender interference call, but didnt get it on an unreviewable play.Kane made it 3-0 a few minutes later with a nasty shot for his fourth goal in five games.Anaheim had a two-man advantage for 25 seconds during a lengthy stretch of power-play time in the third period, but got nothing until Rakell and Corey Perry skated in on Crawford for Rakells fifth goal.NOTES: Andersen lost for just the fourth time in 21 games since Dec. 1. ... Before the game, Anaheim assigned Colby Robak to its AHL affiliate in Norfolk after the defenceman cleared waivers. Eric Brewer is expected to return next week from his 24-game absence with a broken ft. ... Keith became the fifth defenceman in Blackhawks history to score 400 points with his goal. ' ' '