Eric Gordon has made big contributions throughout the series, and he continued to do so on both ends in Game 4.
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The Rockets are now one win away from being the first team other than the Warriors to represent the West in the NBA Finals since 2014. And without someone like Andre Iguodala - who's missed the last two games due to injury but previous year * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/advanced/?sort=AST_TO&dir=-1&Season=2016-17&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&CF=MIN*GE*25" *led the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio - you could argue the Warriors might even be at a disadvantage from a ball-control standpoint. If Game 6 and a potential Game 7 go like the last two did, however, the Rockets have a major advantage.
"He's feeling a little better today", head coach Steve Kerr said.
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. Golden State owns a 2-1 edge.
The Warriors have won two out of the last three National Basketball Association titles and are widely considered to be the best team in the league since the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls. Kerr is relying on Golden State's four All-Stars more than ever: each of them played at least 39 minutes in each of the past two games.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points.
It's tough to pick this game without knowing the health of Chris Paul. Thompson had 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, but he was fighting an injured left knee that happened in Game 4. Let's not forget, the NBA suspended former Muslim player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf for one game and fined him $32,000 way back in 1996 for refusing to come out and stand for the national anthem.
This slowed-down pace has disrupted the Warriors, whose 72 shot attempts Thursday night were their lowest of the season.