So which side of Warriors vs. Rockets do you need to be all over?
But coach Mike D'Antoni said he had "no idea" whether star point guard Chris Paul would be able to play after suffering a hamstring strain in game five. Gordon responded by making his first four 3-pointers and scoring a rugged 19 points, while Harden - who entered Game 6 having missed 20 consecutive 3-pointers - totaled 32 points after missing his first two shots from long range. Then they got outscored by Golden State's Splash Brothers in the second half, when Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 37 points and the Rockets managed to put up only 25.
He's well aware that the under is 7-2 in Golden State's last nine games played in Houston, and the Rockets are 4-0 against the spread in their previous four contests following a straight-up loss.
As referenced earlier, both of these teams relies on forcing the opposition into turnovers, but the Warriors were more reliant on it than the Rockets.
Game 7 will be on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in Houston, and Thompson said the Warriors will be ready. Even so, network execs could have reason to wonder if the lack of novelty could erode viewership - though if the conference championship round has taught us anything, it's that the best ratings tonic is often a seven-game series.
James Harden and the Rockets took part in an all-time National Basketball Association collapse in the second half of Saturday's Game 6.
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They told the judge they've had enough and have tried about everything, including offer money, to get him out. Greenwood listened quietly to Michael Rotondo's argument that he was entitled to six months more time.
The Rockets believe they can absorb this loss and don't seem daunted by the setback, noting that they found ways to win in the regular season in many games where Paul sat out with injuries.
"There's no pressure", Harden said after the Rockets failed to close out the series in game six on Saturday. Play some defense, get out in transition, get some easy looks and all of a sudden the dam breaks and we can really get into our offense.
"You can get exhausted a little bit here and there during the game, but there's no excuse for not appreciating the moment, "Curry said after the game".
D'Antoni said Paul's recovery is "going good" but acknowledged that the nine-time All-Star has not attempted to test the hamstring by running or working out since he was injured. "Not tonight. I don't want to go home", Thompson yelled out during the game in a show of emotion captured on the big screen at Oracle Arena, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
But Houston gradually faded, with D'Antoni using only seven players until its deficit reached 20 points. "We'll take that", Green said. Houston went 65-17 during the regular season, including 15-9 in games in which Paul didn't play. It will be rocking, and H-town will be fired up.