Looks like two meetings for Brandon Roy, Warriors

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Looks like two meetings for Brandon Roy, Warriors

Warriors generalmanager Bob Myers confirmed on Tuesday that he already has met with free-agentguard Brandon Roy, who is attempting a comeback after chronic kneetrouble.Myers and Roy met inthe Bay Area on Sunday, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Myers had told BayArea writers on Monday that he had a meeting set up for later this week withRoy.REWIND: Myers talks Brandon Roy, Stephen Curry
He still does. Inother words, Myers will be meeting up a second-time with Roy, which you wouldfigure has to mean the Warriors are at least in the ballgame for his services.Myers also said onMonday that the team is not likely to use all of its mid-level exception worth about 5 million because the team was up against the luxurytax.That would havefigured to reduce the chances of the Warriors signing Roy, but perhaps not.Myers, who had been a long-time agent, represented Roy before joining theWarriors front office in Spring 2011.If Roy, 27, ishealthy, or even approaches the level he played at as a three-time NBA All-Starfor the Blazers, it would be quite an addition for Golden State. Roy, 6-foot-6and capable of playing both guard positions, would seemingly be a perfect fitalongside Stephen Curry, who is coming off injury, himself, and Klay Thompson,entering just his second year.

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.

 

Instant Replay: Warriors hold off Rockets, pick up big 60th win

Instant Replay: Warriors hold off Rockets, pick up big 60th win

BOX SCORE

The Warriors raced out to a big lead early, and then had to hang on for a 113-106 victory over the relentless Rockets on Tuesday night at Toyota Center in Houston.

Stephen Curry, with 32 points, and Klay Thompson, with 25, led the offensive charge. Draymond Green put in 19 points and Andre Iguodala came off the bench to add 12.

Though the Warriors led by as much as 22 in the first half, Houston kept coming. It was ferocious defense that allowed the Warriors to prevail, as they held the Rockets to 38.8-percent shooting, including 16.1 percent from 3-point distance.

The victory was the 200th of Steve Kerr’s coaching career, making him the fastest coach to reach that milestone. He is 200-38 as Warriors coach.

The Warriors (60-14) overcome a 39-16 disparity in free throw attempts to reach the 60-win mark for the third consecutive season for the first time in franchise history.

James Harden posted his 20th triple-double of the season, with 24 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to earn the victory for the Rockets (51-23).

STANDOUT PERFORMER:
Even though Curry didn’t have a particularly good shooting night by his standards, at least in the early going, he came on strong late and checked a lot of boxes needed for the win.

Curry’s line: 32 points (11-of-22 shooting from the field, 3-11 from beyond the arc, 7-of-10 from the line), team-high 10 rebounds, team-high seven assists and two steals. He played 33 minutes and finished plus-9 for the game.

TURNING POINT:
After Houston pulled within three, 76-73, on two free throws by Nene with 5:06 left in the third quarter, the Warriors closed the quarter with a 10-2 to take an 86-75 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Rockets got as close as five in the fourth quarter before the Warriors finished it.

INJURY UPDATE:
Warriors: C/F James Michael McAdoo (L eyebrow laceration) left in the first quarter and did not return. F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, bone bruise) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.

Rockets: F Ryan Anderson (R ankle sprain) was listed as out.

WHAT’S NEXT:
The Warriors traveled to San Antonio immediately after the game and will face the Spurs on Wednesday night at AT&T Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 Pacific.