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Houston Looks to Swing the Series with a Big Game 5 Upset

Houston Looks to Swing the Series with a Big Game 5 Upset

Just two years ago, the Rockets were in a similar situation, trailing 3-2 in the second round of the playoffs, and preparing for a home Game 6, in which the Spurs would be without their best player, Kawhi Leonard. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP limped to the locker-room after landing awkwardly following a baseline jumper. He scored 22 points and added five rebounds in 32 minutes before exiting.

The down side: LaForce reported that depending on the severity of the strain, there is a chance Durant's recovery could take 2-3 weeks. The good news is Durant's right calf strain is considered mild, and will be reevaluated in just a week's time.

Golden State almost gave it away with an bad third quarter, when the Warriors managed just 15 points and committed six turnovers.

Durant will not travel with the Warriors to Houston for game six, instead remaining in the San Francisco Bay region for treatment ahead of being re-evaluated next week. Each of the first five games of this series have been decided by five points or less.

Less than a minute later, the Rockets took their first lead since 14-12 in the first quarter. "I take responsibility for it, both ends of the floor". He supplied the energy for Golden State after two losses at Houston evened the series. Should the Warriors advance, that same timetable would see him return right around Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

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Golden State has scarcely used its bench this series, but now has no choice given that Durant, the National Basketball Association playoffs' leading scorer, has played 42.4 minutes per game against Houston. Iguodala will see more time guarding Harden, who scored a game-high 31 points before going quiet down the stretch, and will be called upon as a secondary distributor more often.

"I would say everything's on the table tonight", Kerr said following Friday's shootaround at the Toyota Center.

In last year's Western finals, Houston broke the 2-2 tie with a win in Game 5, but that was at home. Draymond Green received his fourth technical of the postseason with 3:39 left, and then knocked down a three-pointer on the other end.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr and guard Stephen Curry noted that Durant was understandably down after the injury, but there was a palpable sense of relief within the locker room that his injury wasn't more severe.


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