Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Gordon recovered the loose ball.

Limit turnovers and also get back in transition.

The backdrop here was a hamstring injury star Rockets guard Chris Paul suffered late in the fourth quarter.

Even though James still tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Game 5, he didn't quite look like himself.

"His spirits aren't great", Head Coach Mike D'Antoni said per ESPN.

"He'll be evaluated tomorrow". They'll do whatever they can do.

Three times in the final 45 seconds of Thursday's contest, the Warriors had a chance to tie the game or take the lead - chances to take control of the series. Gordon added 24 points off the bench, a sharp contrast to the Warriors' four points among the reserves. They led the league in scoring during the regular season (113.5 points per game). "It's more about chemistry and looking for me, and I've got to be prepared to knock down the shot".

The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors square off in game five of the Western Conference finals. Along with 25-points from Kevin Durant and 17 rebounds from Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors secured their 16th consecutive home win in the postseason - An NBA record, one better than Michael Jordan's Bulls in 1990-1991.

James passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone with the 12th first-team selection of his 15-year career.

"I thought he looked a little exhausted", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, per Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe.


"I think Klay doesn't worry too much about repercussions". Both are restricted free agents this summer - meaning the Warriors have the right to match any offer extended to the players by another team, but if either receives a big-money offer sheet, the luxury tax implications alone could make it hard for the Warriors to match.

The Cavaliers, who have played the Warriors in each of the last three title series, trail the Celtics 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals. That served to ignite him.

Curry struggled to make shots in the first two games of the series and, after the first half in Game 3, was just 3-for-20 from three-point range.

After combining for zero points on 0-of-4 shooting in the first quarter, Curry and Thompson started building momentum in the second and closed the half with 18 combined points. If not, the Warriors will reevaluate Iguodala and Thompson prior to tipoff.

He has totaled 47 points in the last two games - both Houston wins - to allow the Rockets to come back from a 2-1 deficit.

The result means the series sits at 3-2 ahead of game six at Warriors' Oracle Arena.

"I feel like we're the best team in the world and most fun team in the world to watch when we're pushing that ball, getting defensive stops and making plays", he said. "Obviously, a sense that you've been there before is always a good feeling". That's when you know.

"We just didn't want to go out like that", Thompson said, "we wanted to force Game 7 so badly".

"I know exactly what I'm seeing out there and we defended the beautifully tonight", Kerr continued.

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