With back to back win against Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets lead the series with 3-2 and are now just a win away from the NBA finals.
Chris Paul was the key man in the game 5 as Houston sealed 98-94 win against Warriors in the final minute. He scored 20 points and had 6 assists. The combined 74 points from Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson was not enough to prevent them from the loss.
The Houston Rockets have defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 5.https://t.co/2n9oVKLUn6
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 25, 2018
Eric Gordon was the key man behind Houston's victory in the Western Conference finals, as he went on to score 24 points coming off the bench which included several late-game three points.
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However, the win was expensive for them. Their veteran player Chris Paul met a hamstring injury in the final minutes which will keep him out of the next match.
Houston's coach Mike D'Antoni said:
His spirits aren't great. He wanted to be out there, and for sure he's worried ... we'll see tomorrow how it goes.
James Harden had a disastrous night shooting five of 21 from the field going 0-11 from three. Kevin Durant scored the highest of the night- 29 points while point guard Stephen Curry added 22. The injured Thompson managed to gather 23 points.
Houston will head to Oakland for the game 6 to seal their first NBA finals since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. This is Warriors' second game 5 playoff loss since 2015.