Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6


As a result of their Game 5 win, the Rockets have moved ahead of the Warriors in the series, 3-2. The Warriors are hoping for the return of Andre Iguodala, who's missed the last two games, both losses, with a knee injury. "So, we'll see what happens".

"We was supposed to score", he said. The Rockets' defense can keep the game within reach for the first half, but they won't be able to survive one of the Warriors' third-quarter scoring barrages if Paul is sidelined.

The Rockets now hold a stunning 3-2 series lead over the defending champions, and Paul's fingerprints were, once again, all over the Game 5 win.

The club termed Iguodala as questionable for Game 6 after it lost for the second consecutive game Thursday with Iguodala sidelined due to a leg contusion. It's going to be a bitter pill for Rockets fans to swallow if their team doesn't make it to the NBA Finals and they're nearly certainly going to say that the Warriors are only there because of luck.

"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.

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"We just take it game by game, position by position, try to compete our butts off and give ourselves the best chance".

In the regular season, Paul averaged 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and a team-high 7.9 assists a game.

"I feel great about where we are right now", insisted Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

An absent or limited Paul would have dire consequences for Houston, given that D'Antoni has utilized a constricted seven-man rotation.

The Warriors opened as a 10.5-point favorite for Game 6 at several sportsbooks. "It's our job to go out there and have fun with it and do the same thing we've been doing". He will be re-evaluated when the Rockets return to Houston, according to the team. He limped noticeably during the next two possessions and checked out of the game after briefly consulting with Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones during a timeout with 22.4 seconds remaining.