Steve Kerr on Chris Paul injury

May 29, 2018, 03:44
Steve Kerr on Chris Paul injury

There's one big question that continues to loom over this game seven match-up: What is the status of Chris Paul?

"I thought we could have gotten this done earlier", Warriors forward Draymond Green said. If the Warriors play as they should, moving the ball while avoiding turnovers offensively and making the kind of sound defensive plays they made in the final three quarters of Game 6, as opposed to the disaster they were defensively in the first, they should win this game going away. The Warriors have lost two of the three games he's missed, starting Kevon Looney in his place.

The Rockets scored 39, 22, 16 and 9 points in each of the four quarters of game six. Rockets star Chris Paul is out with a hamstring strain that he suffered during the closing seconds of Houston's Game 5 win.

And, if it is, there will be one reason for it: the Warriors' hubris will have finally caught up with them.

Andre Iguodala has not played since game 3 of this series after exiting that game after colliding knees with James Harden.

Apparently, the answer is going down 17 to the Houston Rockets in a playoff elimination game.

Monday's victor will celebrate, then get ready to host the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. ". I learned, as I get older, if you play with passion, you play hard, and you leave the game saying I gave everything I have tonight in those 48 minutes, you can live with the result".

"We'll take that", Harden said after Houston's 115-86 loss to the Warriors at Oracle Arena. Can the Rockets defend home court and make it back to the Finals for the first time since 1995 or will the Warriors set up a fourth straight showdown with the Cavaliers by winning Game 7 on the road like Cleveland did in Boston on Sunday? "Game 7 in H-town". The last time it happened in the Conference Finals was in 2016 when the Warriors beat the Thunder in seven games despite being outscored by a total of seven points in the series.