On Friday night, James Harden and the Houston Rockets face Steph Curry and the Golden State warriors for the second time this week. In their previous meeting, the NBA MVP candidate and his squad fell 113-106 before losing to the Portland Trail Blazers in their next outing. They'll try to snap that two-game losing streak on Friday. Here's a look at the NBA matchup preview and how to watch the Rockets vs. Warriors live streaming online or via TV.

Houston vs. Golden State matchup

The Warriors and Rockets played three days ago with Steph Curry finishing with 32 points to lead his team to a 113-106 victory. Klay Thompson added 25 points as James Harden had 24 points in the losing effort on 5-for-20 shooting. Houston was held to 38.8 percent shooting for the game, while the Warriors did what they do best, shooting over 51 percent from the field.

The Houston Rockets couldn't capitalize on 17 turnovers by the Warriors in the previous game, so they'll look to take advantage of that if possible on the road. The two teams were nearly even in rebounding with Golden State getting 51 boards and Houston just one more.

As of right now, Golden State sits atop the Western Conference standings at 61-14. With their huge win over San Antonio this past week they now lead the Spurs by 3.5 games.

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NBA Golden State Warriors

The Rockets are looking to secure the No. 3 seed in the West. They're about 6.5 games behind the Spurs for the No. 2 spot and five games ahead of the Utah Jazz with seven games left on their schedule.

At home, the Golden State Warriors are nine-point favorites on the spread and -450 favorites on the moneyline. The Rockets are +375 on the moneyline, while the over/under points total is at 231.5 as of this report.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Rockets vs. Warriors game has a scheduled time of 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live game coverage will be televised on ESPN for cable and satellite viewers to enjoy. There may also be coverage available through NBA League Pass subscriptions unless they are blackout restrictions due to national TV coverage.

To watch the game live streaming online, cable and satellite viewers should be able to log into their WatchESPN web portal or any compatible mobile apps.

There's also the SlingTV subscription service which will allow all new customers a one-week free trial. The most basic channel package on SlingTV includes ESPN and ESPN2 for customers to enjoy tonight's game.

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