Harden, who was 0 for 11 on 3s, missed his last one with less than 30 seconds left, giving the Warriors the ball back.
Paul did not even address the media post game because he was busy receiving treatment.
2013: Clippers co-star Blake Griffin sustained an ankle injury ahead of Game 5 in their first-round tilt against the Memphis Grizzlies, and re-aggravated it in Game 5 - a game that ultimately gave the Grizzlies a 3-2 series lead it would never relinquish.
But the victory came with a cost, as Paul had to leave the game in the final minute with a right hamstring injury that could keep him out of Game Six.
With the Rockets clinging to a two-point lead, Gordon sealed the victory at the foul line.
Late in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul suffered a hamstring injury that forced him off the court in the final minute.
"I think we're excited about that opportunity to go home, to get ourselves back in the series, stay alive, obviously, like I said, then worry about a Game 7".
It was an upbeat, confident atmosphere inside the Warriors' locker room.
Paul hit his first basket at the 9:43 mark of the second half, a 3-pointer that lifted Houston to a 52-49 lead. The Warriors had 18 of each, the Rockets 12 of each. He's shot 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three. If the Warriors force a Game 7, it will be held Monday night in Houston.
Steph Curry says if you can shimmy on someone, you can get shimmied on, and he discusses Chris Paul's importance in Game 5. Despite the Warriors feeling good about their chances moving forward, Kerr acknowledged this is a bit of uncharted territory. "I think they know that we could have won this game, could have won the last game". "We're right there. We found some things tonight that worked for us".