Speaking to reporters after practice on Wednesday, head coach Steve Kerr offered encouraging updates on both players.
"We'll be all right".
"We're extremely confident, as usual, from top to bottom", Harden said. The Golden State Warriors have won 17 of their last 24 home games.
Regardless, the truth remains that the Warriors exhausted their margin for error in this series with Thursday's loss. Gordon recovered the loose ball. Sometimes they'll give it to you, but Draymond, because he fumbled it, it bounced.
Curry couldn't help but appreciate Paul, though. It definitely did not go unnoticed, and that included Curry himself. "You try to make a read and you think it's right in that situation". "We're trying to fill different spots throughout the course of the game. Nothing more, nothing less". The Warriors have also failed to cover seven of their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. However, Curry missed a runner off the glass with Golden State trailing by one point down the stretch.
He stayed on the sideline for the final 22.4 seconds. "Just a little strong off the glass". Green had 12 points, 15 rebounds and six turnovers. Houston announced Friday that Paul would miss Game 6 with a hamstring strain, delivering a sizeable blow to their chances of ending the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, California. However, the Rockets got 33 points from their bench (which was only Eric Gordon and Gerald Green), while the Warriors got four. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place.
Perhaps his most entertaining play occurred with about 6:30 remaining in the third quarter. If he isn't, we have enough guys. I'm sure there are some shots he'd like to have back. Unfortunately, they may need to get there without Chris Paul. "Probably have to mix it up a bit and see where I can get different catches and touches because they're kind of figuring stuff out for us". He will be re-evaluated when the Rockets return to Houston, according to the team.
During the third quarter of Games 3 & 4, Stephen Curry was shimmying all over the Oracle Arena floor while dropping 35 combined points.
The Rockets will once again be looking to disrupt the Warriors' rhythm tonight.
Paul has averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists during the playoffs for the Rockets, who had an NBA-best 65-17 regular-season record and ousted Minnesota and Utah in five games each in the opening rounds of the playoffs.