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Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

26 May, 2018, 00:18 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Even Stephen Curry enjoyed Chris Paul mocking his shimmy

UPDATED 5/25, 12:40 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets have confirmed that Chris Paul is out for Game 6 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors with a right hamstring strain.

While everyone has been pitching in, the tone on defense, especially in these last two games, has been set by the aggressive play of P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza, and Clint Capela's presence at the rim. "I lost the ball. not much more to it than that". The Rockets hold a 3-2 series lead against the defending National Basketball Association champions.

If the Rockets lose, they will be preparing for a seventh-game showdown Monday at home, a one-game winner-takes-all contest to decide a berth in the NBA Finals that begin Thursday.

Chris Paul gave Stephen Curry a taste of his own medicine with a shimmy in Steph face after hitting a big three during Thursday's Game 5 between the Rockets and Warriors.

"I will be all right", Paul told Spears.

The Warriors missed Andre Iguodala in Game 4 against Houston.




With the Rockets clinging to a two-point lead, Gordon sealed the victory at the foul line.

The team said Paul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return from Saturday's Western Conference matchup against the Warriors, with Houston leading the best-of-seven series 3-2 entering game six at Oakland, California.

Going into a close out game at the Oracle Arena without him would be a huge blow for the Rockets as he played a huge role in last night's victory. The Celtics now lead the Cavaliers 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals.

Despite the loss and facing elimination, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he wasn't anxious. "We just have to continue what we're doing". Houston made 13 of 43 3-pointers, led by four from Gordon. It's a sight the Houston Rockets are exhausted of seeing.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr said of the late play that resulted in a Green giveaway, "I think Draymond saw an open lane to the basket, but he knew the time was winding down a little bit".

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