Twitter reacts to Warriors choking away Game 5

May 26, 2018, 00:06
Twitter reacts to Warriors choking away Game 5

The Rockets announced Friday that they will be without point guard Chris Paul, who has a right hamstring strain. "He'll be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he's a tough guy", Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said, per ESPN. "He wanted to be out there, and for sure he's anxious and all that".

Curry added that he was excited to go back home for Game 6.

The Rockets head to Oakland for Game Six on Saturday night a win away from knocking out the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.

"We've been here before", Curry said.

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Then, with less than seven seconds left, Draymond Green did this.

Chris Paul, who's always been considered one of the NBA's elite point guards, has been in Stephen Curry's shadow for years. 'I lost the ball. not much more to it than that'.

Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place.

Houston managed to seal the win in his absence down the stretch but there is a real doubt about his chances of playing in Saturday night's Game 6.

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It's Houston's second straight win in the series after snapping Golden State's National Basketball Association playoff-record, 16-game home winning streak with a 95-92 victory on Wednesday.

Houston has outscored the Warriors by 11 points in 47 minutes during the West finals with Harden on the floor and Paul resting. New Orleans fell 4-1 in the first round to Carmelo Anthony's Nuggets and derailed what appeared to be an otherwise promising postseason run for Paul's Hornets squad that fell seven games shy of a franchise-best regular-season record.

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

The Cavaliers, who have played the Warriors in each of the last three finals, trail the Celtics 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals.

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