Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets: Chris Paul could miss Game 7
May 29 2018
But the Rockets' odds will no longer be neck-and-neck to close out the series at home in game 7 with Paul's health in question.
Houston have one more chance to claim the ticket to the NBA Finals after a 29-point deficit blowout defeat to the Warriors. "They may not always focus, but they compete". The Warriors' disjointed offense, miscommunication on defense and Houston's blistering shooting led to a 39-22 Rockets lead after the first quarter. Pressure both ways because of how big the moment is, and you've got to want it."RELATED: Fans have Warriors fever ahead of Game 7The Warriors trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half Saturday night before using a splendid second half to roll to a 115-86 victory".
Coach Mike D'Antoni said he had "no idea" if Paul could recover in time to play in Game 7. Let's take a look at what the Warriors can carry over from Game 6 to keep it meaningful. They claim it had nothing to do with being exhausted, but it was hard to not see a problem with players like Joe Johnson and Ryan Anderson taking the floor as Curry danced on everybody.
If the Rockets are going to continue this short rotation then they need to find a better time to get their players rest. We can even do more than that.
"He's frustrated", Steve Kerr said. "Probably if any of those three disagree, he's probably not going".
"He just told me to slow down", Curry said.
Kevin Durant added 23 for the Warriors. The Warriors can get a mismatch on the switch and attack just like Houston does, but it hasn't proven to be as effective.
After Game 6, D'Antoni revisited a moment from the offseason when the team convened in the Bahamas. After gutting through with a game-winning shot that helped the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs in their first-round series in the 2015 National Basketball Association playoffs then Paul missed the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies with a strained left hamstring. Assuming that Paul is indeed unable to play, I'm going with the Warriors to pull away in the second half and come away with the win.
How important has PJ Tucker been for the Rockets in this series?