Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 5 on Thursday night

A lot can change in the course of a few days. He's probably not going to shoot that poorly again, but the real problem with Durant in this series has been how he can bring down the Warriors offense as a whole.

Iguodala hasn't played since Game 3 of the best-of-seven matchup with the Houston Rockets.

Paul is in the conference finals for the first time after failing to advance past the second round in nine previous postseason trips.

A missed Quinn Cook 3 with 42 seconds left.

They failed to execute on all three of them.

Now, maintaining this core next year and beyond will be expensive - an estimated $1 billion (yes, billion with a B) in salary and luxury tax over the next three years - but with the team's new arena, the Chase Center, opening in San Francisco before the 2019-2020 season, the Warriors are in a position to generate the necessary revenue and Lacob has sent out every signal possible to indicate that he will continue to spend on this team, at the very least until they move across the bay.

This is a moment where character is revealed.

In Game 6, the Warriors tried to attack Houston with isolation and a heavy diet of Durant shots.

Klay Thompson edged the Warriors past the Rockets as play resumed, faking his way past Clint Capela.

Yes, you read that right.

Curry silences critics as Warriors lead 2-1
Curry hopes his hands are still smoking hot when Golden State hosts the Rockets anew in Game 4 of the series this Tuesday. When Iguodala injured his knee Sunday night, he stayed on the court for 52 seconds before Kerr subbed him out.

Trump says Utah man in Venezuelan jail to be released
Instead, the couple was arrested at her family's government housing complex on the outskirts of Caracas. Holt and his family deny the charges. "We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle".

Chris Paul: 'I Will Be Alright'
Said Green: "I've got a lot of confidence in us living rather than dying, so we'll be fine". I thought, without having seen it, Draymond rushed it a little bit. "We're right there.

Add in Paul's apparent hamstring injury - and his questionable status for Saturday's Game 6 - and there's no reason to believe this series ended Thursday. Those are effective, Durant is the best scorer on the face of the earth right now, but it takes the Warriors out of their flow and makes them less risky, and less prone to massive runs. They'll need to clean up their play from the other night, and they'll need a fair game called. "We just have to be a little sharper". Why would any team in its right mind let him shoot even more?

This seems like the Game 7 in which we see James Harden go absolutely bonkers and it still not be enough.

But the Rockets also missed a ton of wide-open shots in the first quarter and completely dictated the pace of the contest. Oh, who specializes in advanced statistical analyses and sports projections, is on a stellar 18-12 run with selections involving the Rockets. Live ball turnovers are an accelerant for the Warriors offense.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, top, battles Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for a loose ball during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffsWestern Conference finals in Houston, Thursday.

The latter worked. The former was not as successful. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place. But the NBA's best third quarter team did it again after trailing by 10 at halftime, and outscored Houston 64-25 in the second half.

Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting.

Still, the Warriors think they found something to exploit in the Houston attack in Game 5.

"We made way too many mistakes defensively, like we did in Game 3", D'Antoni said of the Game 6 effort. We like the chances of Durant coming out for an incredibly huge game, as he and Thompson share the rock in a GSW win.

Houston must keep the run relatively short - 11-0, 15-3 - and not lose their heads, just keep playing their game.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

Ford to resume some F-150 production Friday, more plants online Monday
In between, the Ford team received a United Kingdom import licence for the die - a mere two hours before the plane touched down. Meridian's plant in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, suffered extensive damage after an explosion and fire in early May.

Ex-boyfriend of woman killed in California explosion charged over device
He said he used to also make fireworks, but stopped after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the affidavit. Stephen Beal , the ex-boyfriend of Ildiko Krajnyak, was charged Thursday after two IEDs were found in his home in California.

Here are events to honor veterans on Memorial Day weekend 2018
The Fort Smith National Cemetery placed their flags on the graves on Thursday, with veterans groups volunteering for the task. Kris Walton, an Air Force veteran and commander of the local American Legion post, echoed those sentiments.

NFL fans overwhelmingly support league's national anthem policy
Individual teams can decide whether they wish to implement the fine for violations; if not, the league itself will collect. Teams with players who do not comply can face a fine and have discretion on how to discipline those players.

City of palaces is India's Cleanest Medium City' tag
Puri said that the names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented. The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

Antonio Conte reminds Chelsea after FA Cup triumph: I'm a serial victor
Such was the frustration amongst Red Devils that a lot of them sent angry messages to Mourinho on his Instagram page. So I prefer to lose like today than to lose like we did, for example at Newcastle, to give an example of the season.

TMC leading in WB Panchayat polls
The CPM slipped to the third position by winning 1,306 gram panchayats and leading in another 27, the sources said. A total of 622 zilla parishad seats were contested on May 14 across 17 districts of the state.

Will Power wins Indy 500; Danica finishes 30th
Patrick was running 17th at the time of her crash and it came just laps after a similar crash by EdJones in the same spot. There was no hiding it in her voice. "I don't know if we have a tampering rule in IndyCar, but congrats Will".

Subtropical Storm Alberto within 50 miles of Florida
Sunday, during the period when Alberto is expected to pass closest to South Florida on its course toward the northern Gulf coast. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and the NHC says it is moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour .

Daniel Ricciardo storms to dominant pole position at Monaco Grand Prix
Meanwhile, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne will be starting 12th after being the sixth fastest in the initial runs. Poor Ricciardo's loss of power a third of the way through the race was simply brutal for him.

Liverpool and Real Madrid teams 'leaked' ahead of Champions League final
He started Benzema ahead of Bale and unleashed the angry Welshman to pummel Liverpool's defense in the latter stages. However, he despondently fell to the turf once more moments later and left the field visibly emotional.

Dow Closes Above 25000 As China Trade War Fears Fade
According to multiple reports, the USA is now working on a deal with China to potentially prevent ZTE from going out of business. Apparently, China has offered to remove tariffs that now impact United States farming products.

Terrance Williams blames vehicle crash on Kendall Wright
Anytime you hit a curve going about 60 miles per hour and struck his head, I don't know, but we're going to find out. And I don't want to drive and be a f--g idiot, so I took [the scooter] and this is my first time riding it.

Richie Incognito In Gym Altercation, Cops Called
Earlier this week the Bills released him from their reserved/retired list , which would allow him to play for another team. In his 11 seasons in the NFL , Incognito has played with three NFL teams including two stints with the Bills.

Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates: 'We're Respected Again'
Trump praised the military, saying of the Navy "you don't give up, you don't give in". Last year, Trump addressed the Coast Guard Academy.

More News

More News