"All our doctors are with us", D'Antoni said, explaining why Paul traveled for Game 6 after he had been ruled out.
But the big story in, and the big problem for, Houston will be the injury to superstar guard Chris Paul, who missed Game 6 - when the Rockets had an opportunity to wrap up the series - with a hamstring injury.
Thompson, who finished with 35 points on nine threes, hit three from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter to lead the way and Golden State out-scored the Rockets 31-9 in the final 12 minutes. "He couldn't push off of it". Paul began this postseason as the league's career leader in playoff games without making a trip to the conference finals; in the words of Warriors Coach Steve Kerr, he "pretty much willed" Houston to victory in Games 4 and 5. Just nature's got to take care of it.
The Rockets had a chance to close things out at Oracle Arena, but the Warriors did what they tend to do in the third quarter and blew them out.
"We're operating under the assumption that he will not play", Kerr said.
Why didn't Kentucky make the NCAA baseball tournament? Committee saw 'glaring weakness.'
The top eight seeds and regional pairings will be announced during the NCAA's baseball selection show Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU. UGA went 37-19 at home and boasted a very impressive home record (24-6), which should inspire confidence for the Athens Regional.
"I thought we could have gotten this done earlier", Warriors forward Draymond Green said. After gutting through with a game-winning shot that helped the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs in their first-round series in the 2015 National Basketball Association playoffs then Paul missed the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies with a strained left hamstring. "We're going to come out and we're going to be ready". On Saturday night, the Warriors routed the Rockets, 115-86.
During the Rockets' stunning collapse in Game 6, Paul watched from the sidelines and looked like a member of the coaching staff despite the fact that he was wearing warmup gear.
The under is 4-0 in the last four Warriors games overall.
However, if Paul is feeling even just 50 percent, he should play in Game 7 (i.e., if he feels he can play thru the pain and play at least better than a replacement). "Game 7 in H-town".