Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday. If the Warriors win Game 6, the Rockets would host Game 7 at 9 p.m. on Monday at the Toyota Center.
Make no mistake: Much like in Game 4, when Houston punched back after taking a couple of good, old-fashioned Warrior haymakers, the Rockets earned every bit of this victory.
"We still winning this", Green told The Athletic.
"We know what's at stake", Gordon said.
The 33-year-old posted 18 of his 20 points in the second half, and hit several huge shots down the stretch prior to leaving the game in the final minutes with a right hamstring injury.
"Our doctors are here, so he can get the same type of treatment, plus he doesn't want to miss this", D'Antoni said.
ESPN NBA insider Marc J. Spears caught up with the star point guard shortly after the game, and asked if he'd be able to compete in Game 6. When he got the inbounds pass, the Warriors down by two, 6.7 seconds remaining, two Rockets were trained on him. He started 30 games this season while Paul and James Harden dealt with injuries. Houston is 8-of-12 from 3-point range as a team, and James Harden has finally broken out of his slump. But he said Paul will travel with the team to Oakland for Saturday's game.
After the game, he said, "We weren't ready to go home".
Well, you guys better win the series now.
"More than anything, I feel bad for Chris". Leonard played in only nine games last season due to a nagging quad injury as rumors surfaced of a growing rift between the two-time All-Star and the championship organization coached by Gregg Popovich.
The Rockets won a second straight defensive struggle between the two potent offenses, leaving the Warriors a loss from missing the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014.
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