The Houston Rockets are now just a single win away from coveted berth that they’ve been pursuing all season, a ticket to the NBA Finals. The Rockets pushed this Western Conference Finals series to 3-2 after an completely big win at home court over the Golden State Warriors.
This one was close all over as both ball clubs traded sweeps in the entire contest. Hamptons Five members Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson led the Warriors for a combined 74 points, but it wasn’t enough to claim Game 5. A late-game turnover from Draymond Green sealed the Golden State’s fortune.
The biggest news in this contest though, and maybe the most entertaining portion of these Western Conference Finals, was Chris Paul. He cut into Golden State for 20 points and 6 assists and had a remarkable second half, hitting a number of go ahead buckets for Houston, and filling the emptiness of a struggling James Harden, who went 0-11 from beyond the arc and 5-21 from the range. Eric Gordon had an exceptional night as he shocked many in this game, chipping in 24 points off the bench and hitting a number of late-game three-pointers.
FINAL: Warriors 94, Rockets 98
Although it was a momentous night for the Rockets and it’s fans, everyone will be on the verge of their seats to see if Chris Paul will be able to play in Game 6 after suffering an apparent hamstring injury late minutes in the final quarter.
The Rockets are one win away from advancing to the NBA Finals against whoever win the Cavaliers-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals. But will Houston have Chris Paul as the team attempt to secure it?
While Houston crowd was overjoyed with the Rockets taking a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference finals thanks to a 98-94 win over the Warriors in Game 5, the party inside Rockets’ locker room were muffled after Paul sustained a right hamstring injury in the Game 5’s final minute.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 6
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- Date: Saturday, May 26
- Venue: Oracle Arena
- Location: Oakland, California
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: Watch Warriors-Rockets Game 6 live streaming on fuboTV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. Or with Watch TNT.
Warriors vs. Rockets Series Schedule
- Game 1 in Houston: Warriors 119, Rockets 106
- Game 2 in Houston: Rockets 127, Warriors 105
- Game 3 in Oakland: Warriors 126, Rockets 85
- Game 4 in Oakland: Rockets 95, Warriors 92
- Game 5 in Houston: Rockets 98, Warriors 94
- Game 6 in Oakland: Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- Game 7* in Houston: Monday, May 28, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- * — if necessary