He was easily the team's best player in their 95-92 Game 4 victory, shooting 50 percent from the field for 27 points, seven of which came in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter when Houston erased a 12-point deficit.
"It's all about toughness right now", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said, after his team showed that trait in spades - and far more than they have in their much-criticized playoff past.
Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals tips off on at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 31.
The Cavaliers, who have played the Warriors in each of the last three finals, trail the Celtics 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals.
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 1-point favorite on the spread line.
Replacing Paul's point production and defensive work will require greater effort from Rockets standouts Gordon, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela.
A switchable forward defensively capable of stretching the floor from three, Casspi would have been exactly the kind of player the Warriors could use in a matchup against the Rockets.
Somehow, someway, Kerr needs to find a balancing point in the Warriors offense that allows the Warriors to maintain a steady energy while also utilizing Durant's elite one-on-one skills. Durant admitted after Thursday's loss that Houston has discovered how to best defend him in the post, frequently dragging another defender to force a turnover, a bad shot, or the ball out of Durant's hands. He eventually returned, but was limited in what he could do and finished with only 10 points.
These next two games will be turned into a referendum for numerous Warriors and the operation as a whole, but amid that scrutiny, the man under the most pressure to perform isn't Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant.
The Rockets will once again be looking to disrupt the Warriors' rhythm tonight.
He shook his head at the fact neither team has broken 100 points in the last two games. It was an ugly game early, with both teams struggling to make shots.
NBA Twitter always manages to go undefeated, and after Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, that statement is as true as ever. He said the soreness diminished significantly between Games 3 and 4.
Much to Europe's displeasure, foreign companies doing business with Iran are also at the crosshairs of the US sanctions. It added that European Union energy and climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will travel to Tehran at the weekend.
The company was sold to Chinese company Camsing International Holding Limited previous year , the complaint notes. On 13 May, Lee's Twitter account bore the message: "Today was the first day I ever did a tweet myself".
But there also is the risk of a diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program. Libya's longtime autocratic leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed several years later after a Western-backed military intervention.
Abadi offered a statement of congratulations to Sadr for his victory, and for encouraging a secure atmosphere during the vote. Last Saturday, Iraqis took to the polls in the country's national elections, which followed years of suffering under ISIS.
This is understandable, as EA stablemate Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was at the forefront of renewed scrutiny of loot box practices. Interestingly, there was no mention of the heavily rumored battle royale mode that DICE has reportedly been working on.
Olympic gold medal winners Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas are among his accusers, per NBC . The suits alleged that MSU, USA Gymnastics and others failed to protect the victims from sexual abuse by Nassar.
As for Nokia, both Google and HMD Global have confirmed the coming of Android P to Nokia 7 Plus , which now runs on Android Oreo. The Nokia X6 can be purchased on May 21 in China beginning at CNY1,299 ($204) for the most unobtrusive 4GB/32GB variation.
Kushner's attorney would not rule out that Mueller might ask Kushner for a third interview, though Lowell said it was unlikely. But now it appears that the investigators haven't found anything which would have deemed Kushner a security threat.
According to Poland, the greatest impact was to an area within a few hundred yards of the summit's eruptive vent. Volcanologists aren't expecting Kilauea's eruptions to be almost as unsafe , but they could still pose a threat.
North Carolina state representative Mark Brody (R) posted on Facebook that teachers "choose to inconvenience" parents by rallying. The teachers have taken cues from the West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona strikes .
Memorial Day events honor vets
ASHTABULA COUNTY Conneaut - Parade, Monday , 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Broad Street and marching down Main Street. It's a free event open to the public with food and drinks, a short ceremony, and a vintage military aircraft flyover.
North Korea urges South to stop military drills with US
A model involving national devastation for the country "would take place if we don't make a deal, most likely", Trump said. Mr Trump said the Libya model would only come into play if a deal could not be reached with North Korea.
Trump repaid Stormy money to lawyer
Avenatti refused to discuss the timing of the payments specifically, but said "they may prove to be problematic" for Trump . It shows President Trump paid back his former lawyer Michael Cohen between $100 and $250,000 for expenses in 2016.
Nawaz Sharif 'misquoted' by Indian media, says Abbasi
Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants from Pakistan killed 166 people and wounded dozens in Mumbai in November, 2008. Sharif on Monday morning told reporters that he stood by his comments, according to Daily Pakistan and Geo TV.
Astronomers discover fastest-growing black hole ever
The ultra-violet light emitted from the quasar was detected by the SkyMapper telescope at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory . Australian researchers have discovered what they've described as the fastest-growing black hole in the universe.
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