Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

Ruben Holloway
May 26, 2018

The Houston Rockets guard as been ruled out for Game 6 Saturday (May 26) against the Golden State Warriors with a right hamstring injury suffered during Thursday's Game 5 win. No doubt, anger and frustration hovered in the locker room.

Kerr said Iguodala keeps improving incrementally. They thought he could not endure: "So we're gonna post you up with KD [Kevin Durant], we're going to turn up the defence on you and eventually, you will get too exhausted and you will make all the mistakes". He referenced the conference finals in 2016 when they fell behind Oklahoma City 3-1 before winning the next three to take the series.

When questioned about the team's inconsistencies of late, Green replied with: "You'd be a fool not to believe me".

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They work very hard. "It was a dream of mine to win a title under Simeone and I told myself that this was my time. Even without him we'll continue to grow".

It was an upbeat, confident atmosphere inside the Warriors' locker room. Everybody will talk about how good a defense we played, but we really don't feel like that. They know they can win.

"Every facet of the game, he was controlling the tempo", James said after Friday morning's practice session in Cleveland, referring to Paul's Game 5 performance. They have them against the ropes in a way few people thought was possible. "If you can't root for him, I think you've got some problems".

Replacing Paul's point production and defensive work will require greater effort from Rockets standouts Gordon, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela.

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"We don't want to come and be pouting around", he said. He limped noticeably during the next two possessions and checked out of the game after briefly consulting with Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones during a timeout with 22.4 seconds remaining.

Having Iguodala would help mitigate that, as coach Steve Kerr could slot him next to Golden State's four superstars - Green, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson - in those scenarios. "We're right there. We found some things tonight that worked for us".

Said Green: "I've got a lot of confidence in us living rather than dying, so we'll be fine".

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