Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Chris Paul dealing with hamstring injury

Chris Paul dealing with hamstring injury

Now the Warriors head home, looking to send the series back to Houston for Game 7 on Monday.

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D'Antoni said Eric Gordon will start in Paul's place.

About midway through the third quarter, Rockets guard Chris Paul drained a fadeaway three over the outstretched arm of Stephen Curry right as the shot clock expired.

While Golden State will be without Iguodala, the Warriors will have Klay Thompson.

The Warriors were better than the Rockets in field goal percentage (44 percent), three-point field goal percentage (38.5 percent) and rebounds (51), but it was a few miscues that put Golden State at a disadvantage toward the end of the game.

Instead, the Warriors find themselves in a dogfight with a more than game Rockets team, and with a roster that lacks the right depth to face it.

Iguodala has a left lateral leg contusion and missed Game 4 due to knee soreness.

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It will be interesting to see what happens in Game 6. But coach Steve Kerr says that Thompson will play.

According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 1-point favorite on the spread line.

Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. It is a journey that has attracted a lot of attention - last night's Game 5 pulled in a 7.0 in metered market ratings for TNT.

The Warriors might want to sharpen their late-game execution. They might not feel they need any leeway - that they are on the precipice of putting everything together against a team they can no longer consider a worthy adversary with Paul sidelined at least for one game. The Rockets' playoff opponent, the Golden Warriors, have a unique nickname for their lineup.

"Because I think the way we've played the last two games, we've played good enough to win and just haven't gotten the job done", he said.

This has been a back-and-forth series through four games and Game 4 finally provided us with one that was close, with a Steph Curry missed 3-pointer in the final second keeping it from overtime.

This slowed-down pace has disrupted the Warriors, whose 72 shot attempts Thursday night were their lowest of the season.

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