Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7

Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7

Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7

The Houston Rockets can eliminate the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals. Trailing 3-2 in the 2016 Western Conference finals, Thompson erupted for 41 points, including a playoff-record 11 3-pointers, nearly single-handedly saving the Warriors' season, perhaps even their dynasty. But when you have a Warriors' team that dominates the third quarter plus a Houston Rockets that reacts in frustration and loses control to allow a butt-whooping, you get angry and mad.

McCaw received loud cheers both when he checked in and after he made his shot. We're still confident. We're a confident group. "We wanted to give them a good show".

"I think the turnovers got them going", said Houston coach Mike D'Antoni, whose team finished with 21 turnovers. The outcome will come down to the health of Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala and which team is able to execute their game plan, make the tiny adjustments, catch a little luck and make their shots. The series is heading back to Houston for one more contest. Let's just get that out there. It should be a good game, but it'll be great if Houston can pull off a win. So, the pressure doesn't seem to bother him much.

Paul played a major role in the Rockets' last two victories, averaging 23.5 points in those two wins, but strained his hamstring in the final minute of Game 5.

We probably won't know Paul's official status for the game until close to tipoff on Monday night.


"I don't know if I was born for it", Thompson said afterwards, when asked about his steadiness given the vast stakes. Trailing by 17 after one quarter and by 10 at halftime, it appeared that what was supposed to be a march to a second straight title might end in a loss to a Rockets team without Chris Paul on Golden State's home court.

"Klay doesn't worry too much about repercussions", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, raving about Thompson's ability to revive Golden State's offense while also playing dogged defense on James Harden. We'll see if they can carry that into Game 7.

Win or lose, the storyline for Game 6 is the same for Durant: It's the biggest game of his career. For the first few minutes, it looked like they were prepared to do the impossible.

The Rockets defeated the Warriors 98-94 in Game 5 in the meeting in Houston last Thursday to put the champs on the brink of elimination. "So far.we have to win", said Courtney Bell of Oakland, her fists clenched.

It's worth watching early on to see if the tweak to his knee suffered in Game 6 has any impact - he scored 12 points after it in that game, but it's possible it tightened up after his body cooled down. "You get these guys on a roll, and they can hurt you".

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