The Rockets benefitted greatly from the Warriors' lackadaisical ball security in the first half, recording nine points off eight Golden State turnovers to tread water despite their horrid shooting. However, Curry missed a runner off the glass with Golden State trailing by one point down the stretch.
Golden State host game six on Saturday. The Rockets hold a 3-2 series lead against the defending National Basketball Association champions.
The Rockets were clinging to a one-point lead with about seven minutes left when Durant fouled Gordon on a 3-point attempt, losing one of his shoes in the process. "We'll see what happens". He sustained the contusion during Game 3 after colliding with Rockets guard James Harden in the fourth quarter.
It was an upbeat, confident atmosphere inside the Warriors' locker room. Though Paul played through the injury and scored 27 points, including a game-winner to clinch the series, he hobbled himself enough to miss the next two games of the second round.
Gordon drained a 3-pointer to put Houston up by 4 points with 1:21 remaining, and he came up with a steal on Golden State's last possession to seal the win. He's shot 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three.
Steph Curry says if you can shimmy on someone, you can get shimmied on, and he discusses Chris Paul's importance in Game 5.
After losing Game One of the series, the Rockets made the best of home-court advantage this time, thrilling a sellout crowd that included Justin Timberlake, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott. "I think they know that we could have won this game, could have won the last game". "Obviously, a sense that you've been there before is always a good feeling".
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