Warriors cheat death again thanks to Klay Thompson

May 28, 2018, 01:30
Warriors cheat death again thanks to Klay Thompson

In a must-win Game 6 with their season on the line, the Golden State Warriors managed to stave off elimination with a thumping 115-86 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

The Houston Rockets, leading 3-2 in the best of seven NBA Western Conference Finals playoff series, tried to eliminate the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 (5/26/18) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. He suffered it when he banged knees with Rockets guard James Harden in the fourth quarter of Game 3 on Sunday.

McCaw received loud cheers both when he checked in and after he made his shot. "We're a confident group, and we've just got one chance". What we did in that first half, that shows what we can do. Afterwards, the Warriors lose the next two games in the series where they could've won as time expired, and then proceed to lose at home despite Houston playing without Chris Paul - marking the first time in the Kerr-era that the Warriors don't reach the NBA Finals.

CHRIS Paul is receiving treatment "round the clock", according to Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni. The series is heading back to Houston for one more contest. Either way, he's going to make plays.

But Steph Curry knows the Warriors can't let the Rockets build a big lead early in Game 7 on Monday.

"I saw a lot of things that I liked", said D'Antoni, "and I think we're in a good position". If Paul can't go in Game 7, Harden and Gordon just have to be better.

"When your back is against the wall, if your shot's not falling, you can always control your passion and how hard you play", Thompson said. Sympathy for Golden State's plight is likely to be scarce, given Paul's absence for Houston, but Golden State has clearly missed Iguodala's settling nature and passing instincts against Houston's unrelenting physicality.

"No, I truly felt something coming", Kerr said.

The Warriors have led the National Basketball Association in third-quarter offense (30.2 points per game) at the expense of their opponents (24.2).

"Pressure for what? It's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals", he said. He is unavailable for Game 6 for the third straight game. For the first few minutes, it looked like they were prepared to do the impossible.

Draymond Green, who guaranteed a series victory after Thursday's Game 5 loss, didn't score much, but he did about everything else on the court in typical Green fashion with four points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, four steals and five blocks. "I mean, I guess you could say I was born for it (laughing)".

Considering those previous Game 7 results for Curry and Durant, they didn't seem too interested in reminiscing. But I thought we had a couple breakthroughs that were going to lead to this game.

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