Five odd - and concerning - stats to explain Golden State's 3-2 deficit

GETTYBoston Celtics will be looking to stop Cleveland Cavaliers star Le Bron James in Game 5

GETTYBoston Celtics will be looking to stop Cleveland Cavaliers star Le Bron James in Game 5

Paul did not even address the media post game because he was busy receiving treatment. The message Kerr was trying to relay to Durant was clear, for KD to do the same and make plays for others instead of just looking to score on his own.

By the final minutes, the Rockets had taken a single possession lead and managed to hold on for a crucial 95-92 win that wrestled home court advantage back in their favor. We want to see your fan photos and videos!

The team said Paul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return from Saturday's Western Conference matchup against the Warriors, with Houston leading the best-of-seven series 3-2 entering game six at Oakland, California.

But despite a disappointing loss on the road, the mood in the Warriors camp remains upbeat and full of confidence. But the victory came with a cost, as Paul had to leave the game in the final minute with a right hamstring injury. He sustained the contusion during Game 3 after colliding with Rockets guard James Harden in the fourth quarter. The reason for Paul's action was in response to Curry doing the same thing in the midst of a Game 3 blowout win for the Warriors.

Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.

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It's upon Kerr to find a way to mesh the Warriors' offense, which now looks like it's in a battle with itself over what it wants to be. He's going to have to put this team on his back like he's done so many times in the past.

Last year's Western Conference Finals only went four games before eventual champ Golden State headed off to the finals against Cleveland, so a direct comparison is a little bit of a bad pass.

The Cavaliers, who have played the Warriors in each of the last three finals, trail the Celtics 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals.

After hearing the news that Chris Paul won't suit up for Houston in Game 6, it'd be hard not to believe Green. He's a ideal counter to Houston's defense. And juxtaposing that attack with the Warriors' ball-moving sets hasn't created a challenge for the Rockets' defense, it's merely created dysfunction for the Warriors.

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