will start in Paul's place. Houston announced Friday that Paul would miss Game 6 with a hamstring strain, delivering a sizeable blow to their chances of ending the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, California.
NBA Twitter always manages to go undefeated, and after Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, that statement is as true as ever. Check out this end of game action in this Fantastic Finish.
It is nearly impossible to know where we are at in the 2018 Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors juxtaposed an electric, 34-point fourth quarter in Game 4 with a fruitless, 12-point fourth quarter. If you're not watching the game somewhere with your friends, go to the comment section below with your thoughts as the game goes along!
According to Associated Press' Tim Reynolds, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni says CP3 is "worried" about his injury. Houston got bailed out, however, when Quinn Cook - who didn't exactly look confident in such a big moment - missed a wide open 3-pointer on the right wing while Paul stood and watched helplessly from 50 feet away.
Golden State's stars have been uncharacteristically bad in crunch time.
The Warriors might want to sharpen their late-game execution. It is a journey that has attracted a lot of attention - last night's Game 5 pulled in a 7.0 in metered market ratings for TNT.
Paul exited Houston's 98-94 Game 5 win on Thursday in the final minute and received extensive postgame treatment, leaving the Toyota Center around midnight.
Draymond Green all but guaranteed that Golden State would win Game 6 Saturday night and extend the series, telling ESPN, "We'll be back here for Game 7".
It's tough to pick this game without knowing the health of Chris Paul. When Thompson scored through a foul on the first possession of the second half, the Warriors captured their first lead of the game at 47-45.
This slowed-down pace has disrupted the Warriors, whose 72 shot attempts Thursday night were their lowest of the season.