Game 4: The Rockets re-established home-court advantage, weathering a torrid start by the Warriors to tie the series 2-2 with a 95-92 victory.

"He's dying to play, but he's not healthy enough", Kerr said.

And you know what, insane as it sounds, they might have a point. I know exactly what I'm seeing out there, and we defended them beautifully tonight. "We understand that. We know the things that we need to improve on, and will improve on those things".

When questioned about the team's inconsistencies of late, Green replied with: "You'd be a fool not to believe me".

"We still winning this", Draymond Green said. Houston made 13 of 43 3-pointers, led by four from Gordon.

The Houston Rockets have to find a way to win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals without Chris Paul on Saturday.




With the Rockets now leading 3-2 in the best-of-7 Western Conference Finals, Houston is only one win away from its first trip to the NBA Finals since Bill Clinton's first term as President.

The struggles for James Harden continued, but CP3 - and Eric Gordon, who added 24 points - helped Houston put Kevin Durant on the brink of elimination for the first time since joining the Warriors.

Then, the fourth quarter was complete with the Rockets grabbing a lead and holding on for dear life.

The Warriors forward is dealing with a left leg contusion that kept him on the sideline for Games 4 and 5 of the series. Now the series shifts to Oracle Arena, a place where the Warriors have lost just one time in their last 17 playoff games. He's one of our keys and we've missed him the last two games. "We've got to win two basketball games and we've done that an terrible lot, so we're very confident". That's too much of a burden for Harden to carry against an elite defensive team. The Warriors opened as 10.5-point favorites, which shifted to 12 when Paul's absence became official.

The Rockets have not reached the Finals since they managed it on successive occasions in in 1994 and 1995.


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