Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - 5/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Friday afternoon, it was announced that Rockets' point guard Chris Paul will not be able to play in Game 6 due to a hamstring injury he suffered late in Game 5 - which is a huge loss for Houston.

Paul is scheduled to have his strained right hamstring re-evaluated when the team returns to Houston, where Game 7 will be held Monday night.

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"I don't know if I was born for it, but I definitely worked my butt off to get to this point", Thompson said after the game, only to then pause - perhaps for the first time all night - and recant.

Houston started the game on a mission, exploding to a 39-22 lead after the first quarter, but the Warriors slowly got into their groove, taking over the second half on both ends, outscoring the Rockets 64-25 in the final 24 minutes. Curry did it again moments later from deep. It also didn't help that the Rockets couldn't get a single call in the paint and the Warriors were getting everything, but nevermind all that. So, the pressure doesn't seem to bother him much. "That may sound insane, but I feel it". "I mean, under the circumstances, because I just feel like we're ready to break through".

As for Durant, watching Thompson go off on the Rockets likely carried a reminder of an unfortunate game from his pre-Warriors days, namely Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals when Thompson dropped 41 points on Durants' Thunder.

He came through with the defending champions' season on the line in another do-or-die Game 6, just as he did two years ago at Oklahoma City.

Tipoff is 8 p.m. CT.

Curry and Thompson kept pouring it on in the fourth quarter until D'Antoni waved the white flag with a little under five minutes left, pulling his starters and beginning preparation for Game 7. "That's a pretty good position to be in", coach Steve Kerr said. We're still confident. We're a confident group.

Remember, the Rockets have now gone four straight games without breaking 100 points, and Harden appeared beaten in the fourth quarter Saturday where he went scoreless.

But Houston gradually faded, with D'Antoni using only seven players until its deficit reached 20 points.

"Was he hurt?" Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni joked after the game. "They see the challenge. whether CP's there or not, it's a heck of a challenge, and they're up to it".

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