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Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 5 live scores

28th April, 2016

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Golden State Vs Houston

2015/16 NBA Championship, 28 April, 2016

Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Golden State 114 defeated Houston 81
Golden State Completed Houston
114 FINAL SCORE 81
37 Q1 20
22 Q2 17
30 Q3 22
25 Q4 22
 
Top Scorers - Golden State:
  • Klay Thompson: 27 PTS
  • Shaun Livingston: 16 PTS
  • Brandon Rush: 15 PTS
Top Rebounders - Golden State:
  • Draymond Green: 9 REB
  • Andrew Bogut: 5 REB
Top Assists - Golden State:
  • Draymond Green: 8 AST
  • Andre Iguodala: 6 AST
Top Scorers - Houston:
  • James Harden: 35 PTS
  • Michael Beasley: 11 PTS
  • Dwight Howard: 8 PTS
Top Rebounders - Houston:
  • Dwight Howard: 21 REB
  • Michael Beasley: 7 REB
Top Assists - Houston:
  • James Harden: 6 AST
  • Patrick Beverley: 2 AST
Tip-off: 12:30pm (AEST)
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland
TV: None in Australia
Online: NBA League Pass
Betting: Warriors $1.20, Rockets $4.75
Game 1: Warriors 104 defeat Rockets 78
Game 2: Warriors 115 defeat Rockets 106
Game 3: Rockets 97 defeat Warriors 96
Game 4: Rockets 94 defeated by Warriors 121
Andre Iguodala's time at the Golden State Warriors has allowed him to flourish as a player (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Stephen Curry will watch on from the sidelines again as the Golden State Warriors aim to close out the first-round NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Join The Roar for live scores of Game 5 from 12:30pm (AEST).

The Warriors would have expected a comprehensive sweep of the Rockets coming into this series, and while it has been fairly straightforward, they did stumble in Game 3.

Big wins in the first two games were offset by Curry going down with an ankle injury just after halftime during the second game, allowing the Rockets to grab a win at home in the third.

Game 4 saw the Rockets right in the contest until halftime, when Curry went down again, this time with a knee injury. Interestingly, the Warriors’ offence seemed to flow without Curry on court. After the scores were tied at the halftime break, Golden State scored a massive 41 points in the third quarter, eventually winning the game by 27.

Klay Thompson took over a bulk of the scoring, putting up 23 points, shooting a ridiculous seven of 11 from behind the arc. With Draymond Green knocking down four long bombs as well, in addition to picking up his usual swathe of rebounds, the Rockets were never going to challenge.

As usual, it has been James Harden doing just about everything for the Rockets offence, top scoring for them in every game, also chiming in with assists and rebounds but without much support.

However, Dwight Howard is the key for Houston. He had a much-improved performance in Game 3, and despite the fact he will be more than likely going into free agency at season’s end, he needs to be dedicated to the cause – and that means doing more than standing there and hoping the rebound bounces his way.

Without Curry, Houston can hope to guard the Warriors from the perimeter, and if with Howard and Harden they can win the battle inside they have a chance of keeping the series alive.

Prediction
With Curry out was the time the Warriors accelerated away from the Rockets last match. Difficult to see the result going any other way than a Golden State victory at the Oracle Arena.

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Warriors by 9.

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