Mike D'Antoni says Chris Paul 'worried' after fourth-quarter injury

Heather Diaz
May 28, 2018

However, Paul is yet to test his hamstring since the injury. Houston is down but not out, and the NBA Finals always carries challenges of its own.

The Houston Rockets opened up a 17-point edge after one period, couldn't miss and led the Golden State Warriors by 10 going into half of Game 6 on Saturday night, a contest Golden State had to have to keep its season alive. "Probably doubtful, however they list it, or questionable", D'Antoni said Sunday, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Team doctors will re-evaluate Paul on Monday, with the decision on his availability to be determined by tipoff. Harden finished the game with 32 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. We know what we have to do. "We're going to come out and we're going to be ready".

"I think once we settled down defensively and started staying with people and not making mistakes in transition, then we wore them down a little bit", Kerr said. "Probably if any of those three disagree, he's probably not going. You get these guys on a roll, and they can hurt you".

The Warriors have never lacked confidence in this series, even while falling into a 3-2 deficit.

Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said: "Turnovers are what got them back into the game".

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For the Warriors, Kevon Looney is now listed as questionable for Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) with a sore left toe, while guard Patrick McCaw is listed as probable.

The four-time All-Star shooting guard scored 21 of his game-high 35 points in the second half, with seven of his nine three-pointers coming after halftime. "Please don't go there", Durant said on Saturday, when asked for his memories of being on the wrong end of that night in OKC.

"He's just been getting treatment and trying to make sure it calms down and everything", D'Antoni said.

"We didn't execute well in Games 4 and 5, down the stretch", Kerr said. "So for us that's our challenge to have the same mentality we had for the last 36 minutes of (Game 6) and bring that from the jump in Game 7".

After Game 6, D'Antoni revisited a moment from the offseason when the team convened in the Bahamas. The Rockets responded to a 41-point loss in Game 3 - the most lopsided playoff loss in franchise history - by winning the next two games to put the defending-champion Warriors on the brink of elimination.

For starters, Golden State, in an effort to force the Rockets into defensive catch-22s, has begun leaning considerably on pick-and-pop sets in which Thompson comes over to set a screen for either Curry or Durant.

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