Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Chris Paul exits Game 5 with right hamstring injury

And you know what, insane as it sounds, they might have a point. "I know what I'm seeing out there". "We just collectively find a way to win". Steph Curry lead all scorers with 35 points (18 in the third quarter).

"That's who we are, we know what we're capable of".

"It will not change anything that we do or how we do it", D'Antoni said.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will be heading back to the drawing board after missing out on a major chance to reclaim the series lead. James Harden was held to 5-of-21 shooting from the field and 0-of-11 from beyond the arc, and the visiting team still wasn't able to capitalize.

While the Rockets will be down a starter, the Warriors could get one back if Andre Iguodala can return on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).

"It was well-deserved", Curry said later, tipping his cap in defeat. "We need a new challenge. We'll be all right". This is good for us. "Thompson said, describing the Warriors" locker room after the game. He referenced the conference finals in 2016 when they fell behind Oklahoma City 3-1 before winning the next three to take the series. Another win would put him in the NBA Finals for the first time after 13 NBA seasons. If you don't ever believe anything I say, believe this: "We're a group of champions".

The Warriors were upbeat and confident postgame.

Forward Draymond Green cited the team's experience and playoff pedigree will come into play when taking on them once again on Saturday at Oracle Arena. I think they're sitting in there and they're angry, as they should be. When he was asked about his readiness for Game 6, Paul reportedly said, "Oh, yeah". "If he's there, great, good for him". That result handed the league and the cabler the top spot across cable and broadcast and proved the highest-rated National Basketball Association playoff game on any network so far this season. "You've just got to play and don't worry about anything else".

"We'll see", D'Antoni said. Now he and the Warriors are just waiting on head performance therapist Chelsea Lane to clear Iguodala.

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