Golden State's Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

Golden State's Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

With the Rockets clinging to a two-point lead, Gordon sealed the victory at the foul line.

The Rockets head to Oakland for Game 6 on Saturday night a win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.

To do that they'll need their superstars to step up again, with the pressure on James Harden and Chris Paul to deliver after their big performances in Game 3 spurred Houston to the road victory that tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Gordon tallied a team-high 24 points off the bench.

The Warriors got back within 94-92 and had possession of the ball in the final seconds, but Klay Thompson misfired on a heavily pressured 16-footer. However, Curry missed a runner off the glass with the Warriors trailing by one point down the stretch. "Scored 12 points. Tried to buy a little bit of rest for our guys, but, yeah, they just outplayed us in the fourth and they earned it".

Rockets: Clint Capela had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this post-season. That served to ignite him.

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After Harden and Curry traded missed three-pointers, Gordon, who was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc to that point, hit a 27-footer for a five-point cushion with just 2:25 to play.

Iguodala is averaging 8.7 points in the series.

After combining for zero points on 0-of-4 shooting in the first quarter, Curry and Thompson started building momentum in the second and closed the half with 18 combined points.

Each team wound up with as many turnovers as assists.

The Rockets won a second straight defensive struggle between the two potent offences, leaving the Warriors a loss from missing the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014. For the already silver-locked D'Antoni, who at 67 would be the oldest coach to win an National Basketball Association title if Houston gets it done, the exhilaration of this journey has been well worth any stress it has caused.