The Rockets had every opportunity to steal game 5 Wednesday night but couldn't capitalize as they fell to the Warriors 104-99. Houston now trails in the series, 3-2.
James Harden led all scorers with 31 points but managed to only take one shot in the last seven minutes of the game. Chris Paul had 11 points, Eric Gordon scored 19 and Clint Capela had only six points. Paul, Gordon and Capela shot a combined 11 for 38. P.J. Tucker had another gritty game as he has been nails the last three game. Tucker had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Iman Shumpert came off the bench with 11 points on a night where Austin Rivers only had two points. The Rockets were out-rebounded 42-39 and only shot 29% from three.
Kevin Durant left the game with an apparent calf-strain and Draymond Green fouled out in the fourth quarter. The game was there for the taking but Houston couldn't find a way to win.
The Rockets will play for their season Friday night from Toyota Center in game 6. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00pm.