The Rockets rallied in the fourth quarter of Game 4 to earn a 95-92 win and evened the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 as the series shifts back to Houston for two of the final three games, beginning Thursday (9:00 ET, TNT). The Cavaliers will face the victor of Monday's game seven decider between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.
On Thursday, the Golden State offense looked a bit better than it did in Game 4, but it was nothing like the stylish, free-flowing, ball-moving attack that led the team to two titles and three straight NBA Finals berths - the Warriors were stuck between stations, alternating between Kevin Durant isolations and Stephen Curry initiations.
Thompson strained his left knee in Game 4 on Tuesday when he tumbled to the floor on a drive to the basket in the second quarter. Golden State felt the absence of injured small forward Andre Iguedola, whose availability for Game Five will be a "game-time decision", according to Golden State Coach Steve Kerr. He made just one of two free throws, however, keeping the Warriors within striking distance. "But I would call him doubtful, just because he's had a lot of pain".
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.
Draymond Green made a 3-pointer with just over minute left to get Golden State within one.
Rockets center Clint Capela dominated the paint early in the first half. We know what we have to do.
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We all know what the Golden State Warriors are capable of - we have seen them at their "Thanos got all the infinity stones" peak where nothing can stop them. That's because they have most of their top players securely signed. "He wanted to be out there, and for sure he's anxious. we'll see tomorrow how it goes".
The Rockets managed to squeak out game four at Oracle arena and re-claim home court advantage in the series.
The 33-year-old, who starred for the Los Angeles Clippers before arriving in Houston in a trade last June, missed 24 games this season with a variety of injuries.
"More than anything, I feel bad for Chris". ". 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". In the first three games of the series, Iguodala held his matchups to 28 points on 10-26 (38.5%) shooting, including 2-14 (14.3) from beyond the arc over 167 defensive possessions.
He shook his head at the fact neither team has broken 100 points in the last two games. We saw more tanking teams than ever this season, largely because of the Warriors as more teams than usual felt they had no chance right out of the gate.
His step-back 3 has emerged as one of the league's most lethal weapons, giving Harden a go-to countermove when defenders play him to drive.