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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden States long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating.James Harden notched his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Warriors 132-127 in double overtime Thursday night to end Golden States 12-game winning streak.Eric Gordon scored 23 off the bench as Houston snapped an eight-game skid to the Warriors, who lost MVP Stephen Curry with 3:25 left in the last extra session when he was whistled for a charge. Ryan Anderson also scored 29 with five 3-pointers and the teams combined to shoot an NBA-record 88 3s, 44 apiece, the Warriors said according to the Elias Sports Bureau.A statement win to show the whole NBA that we can compete with anybody in the league, Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said. Were a very confident team. Thats the one thing Coach instilled in the team.Harden put his team ahead on a 30-footer with 3:12 left in the second overtime and hit a pair of free throws with 2:10 to go following a flagrant foul on Green.I thought there was other calls that could have been called flagrant, too, Green said. Im under the impression that if youre hit in the head, incidental contact, I think thats a flagrant foul if Im not mistaken. Well see. Maybe Ill go read the rule book, maybe Im wrong. If Im not mistaken, Im right. Theyre the best in the world.Durant matched his season high with 39 points to go with 13 rebounds but shot 12 of 28 and went 3 for 11 from 3-point range. Green had 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. Curry scored his teams first six points in the initial overtime and finished with 28 points and five assists.Durant also had three steals, three blocks and a gorgeous give-and-go to Green. Houston had an answer each time and the Warriors couldnt hit the big shots the way they usually do. Klay Thompson was 4 for 20, 3 of 13 on 3s, on the way to 15 points.There are going to be nights like that. Youve got to find a way to win, Durant said. We put ourselves in a good position to win.Houston snapped Golden States seven-game home winning streak in an entertaining rematch of the first round of the playoffs, won in five games by the Warriors, who also beat the Rockets in a five-game 2015 Western Conference finals on the way to their first championship in 40 years.The Warriors hadnt lost in Oracle Arena since a 129-100 season-opening rout by San Antonio on Oct. 25 -- and Golden State has only lost two regular-season games at home in each of the past two seasons.Anderson shined in his first game with the Rockets back in the Bay Area where he starred collegiately for California, hitting the go-ahead free throws with 22.7 seconds left after beating the shot clock buzzer with a baseline 3-pointer and another late field goal.TIP-INSRockets: The rivals played their first double-OT game since Feb. 3, 1991, a 143-135 home win by Houston. ... Coach Mike DAntoni opted to rest C Nene in the first game of the back-to-back because he is better suited to face the Nuggets big men. ... Houston has hit at least 10 3-pointers in 18 straight games -- the longest such streak in NBA history.Warriors: Since coming West in 1962-63, the Warriors are 10-14 in double overtime. ... It was Golden States first double-OT game since Dec. 11 last year at Boston and first at home since Nov. 10, 2012, vs. Denver. ... Golden State had 31 assists for its NBA-leading 13th game with 30 or more.DRAYMONDS DGreen has a chip on his shoulder to show the NBA and all the skeptics the Warriors can still play great D even with all their superstar scorers.Whatever it takes to fire up the versatile forward, as far as Kerr is concerned.Hes our most vocal defender. Hes our most vocal human being, coach Steve Kerr said. It translates.Green was called for a foul against Harden late in the first half that he didnt like and Kerr either. Both received technical fouls in short succession for arguing -- then he picked up the late flagrant.UP NEXTRockets: At Denver in the second game playing back-to-back nights. Houston was swept 3-0 in last seasons series after going 4-0 in 2014-15.Warriors: Host Phoenix on Saturday trying for a 10th consecutive victory against the Suns and 18th in 21 and 11th straight at Oracle. Nike Air Max 1 2020 . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Nike Air Max 1 .com) - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer were easy first-round winners Tuesday at the Australian Open. . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. 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The long wait is finally over for Gavin Cooper after the veteran backrower earned a maiden Queensland State of Origin call-up.But it seems there are still plenty of anxious moments ahead for the lanky North Queensland forward.Cooper admitted to Kevin Walters he thought his ship had sailed in Origin after the Queensland coach told the 30-year-old he had finally earned a Maroons call.However, it remains to be seen when Cooper will arrive in the Maroons camp due to the imminent birth of his second child.Cooper - a veteran of 11 NRL seasons - was named as a replacement for injured bench forward Josh Papalii (knee, shoulder) for July 13s Origin III in Sydney.His words were I thought that ship had sailed, Walters said of his congratulatory phone call to Cooper.It goes to show about perseverance and sticking to your trade and doing a good job.In a landmark week for Cooper, he earned his Maroons stripes the same week his second child with wife Tenille was due.It is believed Cooper was a last minute call due to Papaliis late withdrawal and the Cowboys forward was not sighted when the Maroons squad assembled in Brisbane on Monday.Cooper may start on the bench but is expected to forrm a deadly left edge combination with his Cowboys teammate - Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston.ddddddddddddHe will join fellow Cowboys Thurston, Matt Scott and centre Justin ONeill in the Maroons squad.Its a blessing for Gavin Cooper to have those Cowboys players around him, Walters said.He can drive Johnathan Thurston to be an even better player for Queensland, if that is possible.Cooper - a veteran of 225 NRL games - will be out to make up for lost time after years spent either as a back-up or 18th man to the Maroons.Hes been a great player for the Cowboys over the distance and it will be great to see him get his opportunity on Wednesday week, Walters said.There are a lots of players amongst that Queensland team that are really, really happy to see Gavin finally get an opportunity.Hes been very close a number of times to being selected, even through (previous coach) Mals (Meninga) reign.I know that hed been in and around the team for a long time now and he finally gets his chance so it was a pretty easy decision from our point of view. 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