Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets

NBA Playoffs 2019: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors live score, updates, news, stats, highlights

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The Warriors are one win away from the Western Conference Finals after earning a five-point win over the Rockets in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.

After Kevin Durant suffered a strained right calf in the third quarter, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson stepped up in a big way to hold off a furious Rockets rally.

If you missed any of the action, check below for updates from throughout Game 5…

Final: Warriors 104, Rockets 99 (Golden State leads 3-2)

Despite Kevin Durant leaving the game with a strained right calf, Golden State holds off a furious second-half rally from Houston to take a 3-2 series lead.

After Durant exited the game, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson stepped up to the challenge to finish with 25 points and 27 points, respectively. Draymond Green finished the game with eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists before fouling out and Andre Iguodala added 11 points, five assists and four rebounds.

Houston was led by 31 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals from James Harden and Eric Gordon's 19 points. PJ Tucker added 13 points while both Chris Paul and Iman Shumpert added 11 points apiece.

The series now shifts to Houston where the Warriors have an opportunity to eliminate the Rockets at the Toyota Center for a second straight year.

End of third quarter: Warriors 72, Rockets 72

After trailing by as many as 20 points, the Rockets outscore the Warriors 29-15 to tie things up heading into the final frame.

James Harden leads the way for Houston with 26 points on the night while PJ Tucker has added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Clint Capela has scored just two points so far but has grabbed 13 rebounds (five offensive) to make his presence felt.

Kevin Durant's 22 points pace Golden State, but he has exited the game with a strained right calf and will not return.

Klay Thompson has 20 points in the game while Stephen Curry has 13 points despite shooting just 6-for-16 from the field and 1-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Halftime: Warriors 57, Rockets 43

It's been a game of runs…mostly made by Golden State.

The Warriors used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to get their lead out to 20 points but the Rockets responded with a 6-0 run to close the half with a more manageable deficit.

Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 20 points while Klay Thompson has scored 17 points in the first half.

Draymond Green has scored just three points but now has nine rebounds and nine assists for the game. Stephen Curry has struggled to get going as he is 2-for-8 from the field and has just five points ahead of the break.

Houston's offence has been paced by James Harden, who has scored 14 points (on 5-for-7 shooting) while PJ Tucker, Chris Paul and Nenê have each scored six points apiece.

The Rockets are shooting just 14-for-38 (36.8%) from the field and 5-for-22 (22.7%) from beyond the arc while the Warriors are 22-for-47 (46.8%) from the field and 7-for-20 (35.0%) from 3-point range.

End of first quarter: Warriors 31, Rockets 17

One quarter is in the books and Golden State has built a 14-point lead early on.

Led by 12 points from Klay Thompson and eight points from Kevin Durant, the Warriors are shooting 13-for-25 from the field so far.

Draymond Green has dished out eight of the team's 11 assists to get things going, meaning 11 of Golden State's 13 buckets have been assisted on.

The Rockets have had a rough start, shooting 5-for-17 (29.4) from the field and are led by seven points from James Harden who has yet to miss a shot.

Golden State has dominate on the inside and in transition, scoring 16 points in the paint to Houston's four and seven fastbreak points while Houston has scored none.


Houston will roll with a starting lineup of Chris Paul, James Harden, Eric Gordon, PJ Tucker and Clint Capela.

Golden State again goes with a starting unit of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

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