Golden State visits Houston with 3-2 series lead

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The Game 6 Western Conference Semifinal event at the Toyota Center in Houston will find the visiting Golden State Warriors without All-Star Kevin Durant.

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) lays up a shot past Houston Rockets' James Harden during their National Basketball Association match. With 2:11 left in the quarter, Durant went up for a jumper over Rockets swingman Iman Shumpert and landed awkwardly.

Once Durant limped off with a right calf strain, something clicked. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Warriors have been outscored by 14 points with Durant on the bench in these playoffs.

All season long, the Golden State Warriors have been the odds-on favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals.

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With Durant out for an indefinite amount of time, Curry acknowledged Wednesday that the Warriors would have to go back to how they played four years ago, before Golden State acquired its star forward. Cousins was injured in the 1st Round of the playoffs and has not played since. "Andre just does so much for us on both ends of the floor".

"This is the best win I've been a part of as a Golden State Warrior", Bogut said, per The Athletic's Ethan Strauss. Kerr says he is confident his team can find a way to win one more game against the Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals, setting up Durant's potential return in that round.

"That team is one of the very best teams we've played during this five-year run".

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Kerr and guard Stephen Curry noted that Durant was understandably downcast after the injury, but there was a palpable sense of relief within the locker room that his injury wasn't more severe.

The Bucks used balanced scoring and a stingy defense to eliminate the fourth-seeded Celtics in five games, avenging a seven-game first round loss to Boston last season.

James Harden led Houston with 35 points, and Chris Paul added 27.

We break down a huge Warriors win in Houston to close out the series. Gordon, who had a play-off career-high 30 points in Game 3, scored 20 points or more in consecutive play-off games for the first time in his career.

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