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Coach Mike D'Antoni said he's "worried" about Chris Paul (right hamstring) playing in Game 6 on Saturday.

"He'll be evaluated tomorrow," D'Antoni said. If there is good news on this, it's that it's not a left hammy issue because that is the leg that gave him problems during this season. Based on how distraught CP3 looked as he went to the locker room after the game, it would almost be a shock to see him out there for Game 6, and maybe he can play in Game 7. Eric Gordon and James Harden will both have to play lights out.
May 25 - 12:20 AM

James Harden struggled in a 98-94 victory over the Warriors in Game 5, making 5-of-21 from the field for 19 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers in 39 minutes.

It was an absolutely brutal game and now Harden has missed 20 treys in a row, including 11 misses tonight to tie him with John Starks in 1994 for most 3-point attempts without a make in a playoff game. Harden is going to have to play better in the rest of this series because of Chris Paul (hamstring) likely being limited or out. He may also have to see more Andre Iguodala (leg). Even though the Rockets have a 3-2 lead, you could argue they're the underdogs to win this series unless we get good news on CP3.
May 25 - 12:06 AM

Eric Gordon scored 24 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He made some big plays on both ends late in this game. Moving forward, coach Mike D'Antoni said Gordon could be looking at a play-making role while Chris Paul (hamstring) is out. Nothing is official yet on CP3, but for now we're expecting Gordon to post huge numbers in 36-42 minutes in Game 6 on Saturday.
May 24 - 11:58 PM

P.J. Tucker scored eight points with nine rebounds and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He was the key piece on defense with strong play on the perimeter and around the basket. Before the game, coach Mike D'Antoni said he wanted to dial back Tucker's minutes, but that didn't happen too much after his 44-minute Tuesday. He'll be playing a ton on Saturday and could get more shots if Chris Paul (hamstring) is banged up.
May 24 - 11:55 PM

Kevin Durant scored 29 points with four rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes during a 98-94 loss to the Rockets in Game 5 on Thursday.

Again, the passing wasn't there with 18 dimes tonight and 14 in Game 4 -- they averaged 29.3 per game in the regular season. Coach Steve Kerr was getting on his guys to cut and Kerr said after the game that his offense was better today than Tuesday. Kerr also told KD to "trust these guys" during a timeout, but afterwards said throwing the ball to KD is a good option. Isolation ball has been a big part of the GS struggles, and KD was really struggling to get good shots late. Besides that, turnovers were costly with 16, including a team-high six from Draymond Green. This is hardly the Warriors team we saw in the playoffs last year.
Source: NBA on TNT
May 24 - 11:51 PM

Stephen Curry scored 22 points with seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes against the Rockets in a Game 5 loss.

It took eight minutes of game action for Curry to get his first shot from the field, which just can't happen. The Warriors still can't get back to their bread-and-butter offense with Steph at the helm and their passes doing the work, and all the credit goes to the Rockets. Maybe that'll change in Game 6 on Saturday.
May 24 - 11:42 PM

Kevon Looney scored four points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes in a start against the Rockets on Thursday.

Coach Steve Kerr really mixed up his rotation with David West and Quinn Cook entering, and Nick Young moving out of the rotation until very late. Looney's usage rate was 0.0 in the first half, and the Rockets seem to know that the non-stars won't be shooting. Looney played much better in the second half, but he could be moving to the bench on Saturday, especially if Andre Iguodala returns. The Warriors miss Iggy big time.
May 24 - 11:39 PM

Klay Thompson scored 23 points with four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Rockets in a Game 5 loss on Thursday.

He was off in the first with just seven points, but Thompson was defending well and looked healthy. He was doing a little more offensively than usual, and that may have to continue because of how the Rockets seem to have figured out the GSW offense.
May 24 - 11:36 PM

Chris Paul hurt his hamstring late in the fourth quarter on Thursday and did not return.

This is not good. Paul was grabbing his right hammy after he fell down, but he had a wrap over his left hammy on the bench. His left hamstring was the bad one this season and CP3 looked upset on the bench, so this is troubling news and could keep him out. Worst yet, CP3 saved the day with a strong second half, finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and four 3-pointers. Expect several updates in the next day.
May 24 - 11:31 PM

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney will start again for Thursday's Game 5.

Coach Steve Kerr doesn't hit the panic button and will roll with this unit again. It did not work out for the Warriors in Game 4 and burned them in the fourth, but Looney is the most familiar among the available players with the four All-Stars with his 40 minutes in that five-man unit during this series. Kerr did hint he'll tweak his rotation, so we could see more Jordan Bell or even Quinn Cook over Nick Young.
May 24 - 8:41 PM

Klay Thompson (knee) will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

No surprise here after coach Steve Kerr said Klay was moving around well on Wednesday. Thompson did also play through his knee injury on Tuesday and there was never really much concern he'd even be limited, especially considering Klay's durability. He'll likely have to play a ton of minutes with Andre Iguodala (leg) out for this one.
May 24 - 7:35 PM

Andre Iguodala (leg) has been ruled out for Game 5 against the Rockets on Thursday.

He gets ruled out before warmups, which is potentially bad news for Game 6, as well. The Warriors are really short on wings and they may have to roll with Shaun Livingston and Nick Young to help more. Plus, we'll almost certainly see Jordan Bell, who may get 20 minutes. Kevon Looney figures to start and get minutes in the 20s, but coach Steve Kerr could change that.
May 24 - 7:33 PM

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com, a few Warriors players "didn't sound optimistic" on Andre Iguodala (leg) playing on Thursday.

This report is about as credible as it gets, but Iguodala is still going to be a game-time call and maybe this changes after warmups. Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala did improve on Wednesday, and Iggy did get shots up at shootaround today. If he isn't a go, that means Jordan Bell would likely have to play more minutes again while Nick Young could help. It's possible Kevon Looney doesn't make another start, but he should still get decent run.
May 24 - 7:21 PM

Bobby Portis thinks he and the Bulls will "get everything worked out" in the next year.

"But if not, I'll play my fourth year and still try to ball out as much as possible," Portis said. He added he likes the fit with the city of Chicago and he'll be working as hard as he can again this summer. It was a rocky start for the Arkansas product, but he say big minutes after the Nikola Mirotic trade. Free Bobby Portis happened over a long period after the break, averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 boards, 1.7 dimes, 1.4 treys and 0.8 steals in his last 25 games.
May 24 - 5:26 PM

Kristaps Porzingis had a phone conversation with coach David Fizdale and said he's "excited" after the call.

Fizdale is doing all he can to build a bond with his guys, including attending last night's game in Boston with Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson. The new coach also met with KP's agent in NYC, so he's building his rep as a players' coach. As for KP, he is still rehabbing and likely won't be 100 percent for the rest of 2018.
May 24 - 3:46 PM



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