The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday night's Game 6 and had to return to Houston to face the Golden State Warriors again Monday night.
The Warriors opened the third with an 11-0 burst to go ahead 62-61 on Curry's 3 at 9:17, also getting two three-pointers from Thompson and a dunk by Durant.
"I thought Klay was unbelievable tonight, not just for 35 points and the nine threes, but his defense", Kerr said. In the second half, everything changed, and it didn't take long to realize that a Game 7 was inevitable.
"Yeah, we've been trying to get back to being us all series", Kerr said.
And it seems the sports betting world is pretty convinced Paul won't play in Monday night's Game 7 (or won't be almost as effective if he does). Kevon Looney has started for Iguodala in all three games. Bottom line, if there's one thing we know will happen in this game, it's LeBron will be great.
Four games after Bell returned from that injury, he went on to suffer a sprained right ankle. Hill was aggressive, got into the paint, and from there is both a scorer and a distributor in the last game in Cleveland.
"We like our defense against these guys, and we feel confident that we can carry this through to Game 7 on the road and continue to make things as hard as possible on Houston without fouling". Trailing 3-2 in the 2016 Western Conference finals, Thompson erupted for 41 points, including a playoff-record 11 3-pointers, nearly single-handedly saving the Warriors' season, perhaps even their dynasty.
The Houston Rockets can advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since the 1994-95 season with a victory here.
They are aiming for a fourth successive National Basketball Association finals appearance, while Houston last made the finals in 1995. He'll surely dress and go through warmups and then we'll see. Wait. 31-9? Yes, Houston hit only four shots in the last period, and Luc Mbah a Moute missed the team's only free throw attempts.
"He's gotten a lot better over the last couple weeks", Kerr said about McCaw before Game 6. "It's a bone bruise, there's not sort of a timetable, it's more just up to the individual and how he's feeling, and we don't really know".