Chris Paul suffers injury in the final moments of Game 5

Chris Paul suffers injury in the final moments of Game 5

The Warriors listed Klay Thompson (left knee strain) and Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) as questionable to play against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday.

As I mentioned before, turnovers determine a lot of games for the Warriors and this series has been no different.

If Iguodala is absent, the Warriors are likely to start Kevon Looney at center while sliding Draymond Green to power forward as they did in Game 4. Paul, who left in the closing minute with a hamstring injury, finished the night with 20 points, while Harden scored 19 points in total on 5-for-21 shooting (0-for-11 from 3-point range).

Again there wasn't much between the two teams in the fourth quarter, as things went down to the wire, just like they did in Game 4.

However, the Warriors have not lost two consecutive games at any point so far in the 2018 playoffs, and they hope they can keep that trend going even on the road against Houston. They have yet to reach the 300 mark in this series, posting an average of 269.8 for the series, according to NBA.com/stats. A team capable of winning Game 7 in its home court, with or without Chris Paul. That is more than double their percentage from the regular season (7.8%), which ranked 25th in the league. While teams over the salary cap can sign as many players as they want to minimum-value contract (the Warriors also have a mid-level exception, worth about $6 million, now used on Young) it's unlikely that all four return next year, particularly with both Damian Jones, Quinn Cook, Shaun Livingston, and Jordan Bell signed on for next season. Through the first two games of the series, the Celtics averaged 107.5 points on what felt like effortless execution - Game 3 was a much different story. "If he isn't, we have enough guys. we'll be alright".

"Oh, we're hungry", Houston guard Eric Gordon told USA TODAY Sports.

"We don't want to come and be pouting around", he said. "This is the worst situation we've been in since Kevin's been here".

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"It will not change anything that we do or how we do it", D'Antoni said. We know we let one slip away.

But for the Warriors, I believe, the simpler the better right now.

"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.

The Rockets has done something a team hasn't done in a very long time. While that was certainly part of it, it was more than that. If the Warriors show some patience and work the ball into the lane, they should feast from the free-throw line.

Maybe it's the mental fatigue that comes with a four-year run of dominance. The Warriors have won two of the past three National Basketball Association championships.

That simply will not get the job done now that the Warriors are in literally must-win mode.

The Rockets didn't take that approach. The Rockets were 11-of-22 from three in the first half of Game 6 and up 10, they need to repeat both that volume and almost that percentage.

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