James Harden is 4-for-13, including 0-for-7 from three, while Chris Paul has two points, missing all seven of his shots. After going 2-of-6 from three-point range in the first half, Thompson knocked down two in the first 95 seconds of the second and finished the game 9-of-14 from beyond the three-point line. But it was Houston that made enough plays down the stretch. The Rockets have held the Warriors to 94 points or fewer in their two consecutive wins. Curry passed to Durant, who passed it right back and basically stepped aside to let Curry work.
After committing a series-high 16 turnovers in a three-point loss in Game 4, the Warriors upped that number to 18 miscues in a four-point defeat in Game 5. How much will they have left for Game 7? Capela has eight points, 10 rebounds and two incredible blocks — stoning Draymond Green and Kevin Durant at the rim — to prop up the Rockets, who are 6-for-43 from the field and 5-for-23 from three. Can the Warriors impose their will? Tags: , , , If the Chicago Bulls buy out big man Robin Lopez, he reportedly wants to join the Warriors. Giannis Antetokounmpo was second with only 641. But instead of playing the possession game and running the shot clock down, the Warriors decided to go for the kill shot in the final moments of the fourth quarter, leaving the door wide open for Harden and Co.
The author is a Forbes contributor. Both teams let it fly from every corner of the court -- Golden State hitting 16 3-pointers and Houston 15. Warriors will be without Kevin Durant in the 4Q. Like our Warriors for more Warriors news, commentary and conversation. The Rockets hit eight three-pointers in the first quarter, but hit just seven the rest of the game. New subscribers can take advantage! Thompson's baseline 3 in transition with 3:35 left in the third put the Warriors up 76-74, then Curry hit from way back the next time down over Gerald Green.
Why give them the satisfaction of beating? With a victory, Golden State would face a winner-take-all Game 7 in Houston. Heading into the fourth quarter up by six, Golden State would trade baskets with Houston, but the Rockets, led by Harden, would will themselves to close the game to a single point with 3:58 to play. Kevin Durant has shown up for the Warriors. So, too, did Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant. For Golden State, Andre Iguodala is out again a knee contusion. Even in the Memphis game, he picked up a triple double despite looked completely exhausted in the fourth quarter. Full Watch Party Info: Great game y'all!! Houston leads the series, 3 games to 2.
The Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets was billed, at the start, as a clash of the titans. This will be the third straight game missed for Iguodala. Tough to see Houston winning unless that changes. To compare, the Dubs committed a combined 17 turnovers in their two wins in the series thus far. Harden and Paul shot a combined 4-for-20 in the first half — including missing all 10 of their attempts from three-point range.
The Warriors used nine players in Game 4 and 10 in Game 5. Greg Rajan is the senior editor for Texas Sports Nation, the Houston Chronicle's premium sports website. Coach calls up some great plays for us. Immediately after saying the Warriors were in good shape after the way the first six minutes played out, the Rockets immediately went on a 9-0 run, including back-to-back three-pointers by Gerald Green, to put Houston ahead 19-8. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 74 points in Game 5, but the Warriors got only four points from their reserves.
But Warriors took care of both issues because of strong third quarters. The Warriors have won 12 of the last 15 meetings in the regular season. He was making shots over everybody tonight, so why even run plays. The all-star guard was seen limping very slowly into the locker room after the game. If the Warriors can win Thursday, it will set up a winner-take-all Game 7 in Houston on Monday night. Game 7 is Monday night at Toyota Center in Houston.
The rest of the Warriors combined are 3-for-11, including 0-for-5 from three-point range. Can the Warriors duplicate that effort in Game 7? Then Paul tried to put up a shot in the lane that missed, and he fell to the ground grabbing at his leg. Rockets: Defeated Minnesota in five games in the first round, defeated Utah in five games in the conference semifinals. More ball movement would better utilize Stephen Curry and also make the Rockets burn more energy on defense. Join us for the series-deciding game at the official Warriors Watch Party on. They waltzed through the playoffs last year in one of the dominant postseason performances of all time, winning their second title in three seasons with just one postseason loss.
Thompson finished with a game and personal 2018-postseason high 35 points for his 11th career 30-point playoff game and second of these playoffs, but what was particularly noteworthy was his proficiency from beyond the arc. If they want to keep their season alive, placing a greater emphasis on valuing each possession might be a good place to start. For the second straight game, the Rockets outplayed the Warriors in the fourth quarter, this time winning the final 12 minutes by a 27-22 margin. Curry grew up in North Carolina, and adored Paul when he starred at Wake Forest. Game 6 is Saturday night in Oakland; a Game 7, if necessary, would be Monday night back in Houston. Whoever handles that fatigue better will prevail Thursday night, and likely in this series. The Warriors are the Warriors.
Pro handicapper Jon Price of sent along his lean on the outcome and you can find that prediction at the end of this article. The Warriors faltered down the stretch for the second straight game on Thursday when the Rockets escaped with a 98-94 win in Game 5 to grab a 3-2 series lead. Doors at Oracle Arena will open at 5:00 p. The Warriors, much like they were in a Game 2 loss here, were sloppy the entire first half and had nine giveaways by halftime. Curry had zero assists and had put up six shots. What: Game 6, When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. Until the Memphis game, Harden looked untouchable.