It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. While Golden State ranked first in the National Basketball Association in total offense (110.3 points per game) during the regular season, the Rockets finished third (109.5 points per game).
According to an updated injury report released Wednesday, Klay Thompson (left knee strain) and Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) are both questionable for Thursday's clash with the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.
The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.
Things are getting personal in the Western Conference Finals, and Chris Paul is in the middle of it. The ball squirted away in the direction of Eric Gordon, who was immediately fouled and sank the two free throw attempts to seal the game.More news: Kanye West spends R1m Whitney Houston bathroom photo
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Capela provided crucial rim protection (a pair of blocks and countless contests) while dominating the glass (14 rebounds), and capitalized on the offensive end (12 points on 5-for-6 shooting), whether it was on the receiving end of a lob or a duck-in.
Some might view Paul's injury as clearing the way for the Warriors to win back-to-back games and advance to the NBA Finals. "He'll be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he's a tough guy", he said. If they were to win, they would face whoever comes out of the Western Conference - the Warriors or Rockets. "We've just got to be a little sharper".
The Warriors are now one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday at Oracle Arena. Now that Paul is hurt, they'll be facing a different Rockets' team than the one that has threatened to dethrone their dynasty.
If he can't, the Warriors will again be at the mercy of the Rockets and the presumptive NBA MVP, Harden. In Game 5? Different story. And this time, they just might take advantage.