Open thread game five: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets Clint Capela and Golden State's Stephen Curry

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry scored 22 points for the Warriors but was on the losing side again

We couldn't find any origin story while the Rockets went after Paul and made a trade to bring him over from the Clippers.

And now they've flipped the series around, taking a 3-2 lead with a 98-94 win in Game 5.

"We haven't been in this position before.so it's a chapter we need to figure out and finish the story", Stephen Curry said.

Kevin Durant contributed 23 points for the Warriors, who haven't been in a Game 7 since the 2016 NBA Finals against Cleveland, a game the Cavaliers won to deny Golden State back-to-back titles. Green tipped home an offensive rebound to draw within a point with 1m 42s left, but Gordon's three-pointer 20 seconds later proved to be the game victor. Clint Capela. Trevor Ariza.

Beyond Hill and his barbacoa, Jeff Green is getting the start with Hill out - he is a streaky player, but the good Green would go a long way to helping the Cavs in this one.

"We're hoping he can play tomorrow", Kerr said.

The 33-year-old, who starred for the Los Angeles Clippers before arriving in Houston in a trade last June, missed 24 games this season with a variety of injuries. "I used to be so hard on myself, especially early in my career", Thompson said.

"I thought our guys just hung in there, hung in there and found a way", added D'Antoni, whose Rockets shot just 37/2 percent from the floor.

While the Warriors might have only lost the game by three, and their star players Steph Curry and Kevin Durant may have scored 28 points and 27 points respectively, they simply missed too many opportunities throughout the contest to secure the result in their favour. He sat out of Game 4 after sustaining his injury when he collided knees with Houston guard James Harden in Game 3 on Sunday. By relying on isolation and threes in the fourth quarter, they only scored 12 points and had a miserable 14 assists for the entire match.

Warriors' coach Steve Kerr denounced the NFL's new policy on the national anthem as idiotic on Thursday. They often play at different speeds.

Questions also remain about the Warriors' mental state. The Warriors turned it over 16 times in this one, the same as Game 4 and it hurt them in a big way, as the offense hardly ever got into a flow thanks to constantly turning the ball over.

Boston gets their points by committee, they get the ball to the open man and he has to knock the shot down, whether it's Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown or Terry Rozier or Al Horford or anyone else. I'm proud to be in a league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech and about peacefully protesting. "I think Andre embodies that". It was an ugly game early, with both teams struggling to make shots. "That NFL followed suit, pandered to their fan base, created this hysteria". Additionally, it was the largest margin of defeat in Rockets' playoff history and the largest margin of victory in National Basketball Association play off history over a team that won at least 65 regular season games. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line.

The second team was forwards Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, and guards Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto.

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