Houston Rockets: The whole season comes down to Game 7

Patrick Mc Caw shot

Patrick Mc Caw shot

The presumptive league MVP had a strong game, holding up admirably while Paul watched from the sidelines with a hamstring injury he suffered in the final minute of Houston's Game 5 win.

But the Warriors rallied in the second quarter, cutting the Rockets' lead to single digits thanks in large part to Kevin Durant.

Trailing the Rockets by only seven points midway through the second quarter, the Warriors couldn't keep up and went into halftime down 61-51. From there, they rolled over the short-handed Rockets. I really hoped they would win that game, especially after a hot first half. It may stay that way Saturday night, considering McCaw has not seen game action in almost two months.

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It might be enough, as the Rockets without Paul definitely are a more fragile group. Assuming CP3 plays, I like the Rockets to win this game outright.

"Monday", he said. "Please don't miss a game". They had 25 in the entire second half. It's an nearly unbelievable statistic, but it actually happened.

While Thompson was splashing 3s on Saturday against the Rockets, the parallels to the Thunder game were obvious. But we can't count on it. Injuries happen, and you've just got to play with whoever's out there. "We've got to win two basketball games and we've done that an bad lot, so we're very confident". Officials are certainly affected by the crowds and that appeared to be the case Saturday night. Hopefully, the Rockets will get some of the benefit of that on Monday. Mike D'Antonio put Joe Johnson in the game for the first time with 7:37 remaining and the Warriors leading 94-79, an apparent white flag and a chance to get some rest his starters for Game 7. However, Houston is moving forward with the mindset that getting Paul back would be a major bonus. He's excited to play basketball, whether it's Game 2 of the regular season, or Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Houston committed 11 first-half turnovers, five early. Gordon was excellent in Chris Paul's absence this season and that continued into the playoffs. Paul essentially gives the Rockets two point guards in himself and James Harden, and allows Harden so much more freedom and spacing to be an elite scorer.

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Golden State stymied Harden on consecutive possessions early in the fourth quarter with smothering defense led by Nick Young and several helpers. On Saturday night, the Warriors routed the Rockets, 115-86.

Warriors: Golden State's 33-point third quarter was its first 30-point period since the third in Game 4. "Tonight, obviously, we did a better job of finding the balance".

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