2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
65-17, 1st in Southwest
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4hTim MacMahon

Rockets 'still confident' despite CP3 uncertainty

James Harden and Gerald Green were among those who emphasized the Rockets' confidence heading into a decisive Game 7 on their home court, even as star point guard Chris Paul's status remains in doubt because of a hamstring strain.

Harden says Rockets are confident heading into Game 7 (0:37)
Warriors' lights out shooting sends series back to Houston (2:48)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden: "We're still confident. We're a confident group. We've just got one chance."

D'Antoni excited for Warriors in H-Town (1:10)
Stephen A.'s keys to Warriors-Rockets Game 7 (1:20)
0:32

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul chatting with his coach Mike D'Antoni after their Game 6 loss.

Warriors use 3 ball to force Game 7 (1:47)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni on Chris Paul possibly coming back for Game 7: "I have no idea."

6h

Klay Thompson score 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers and scored 35 points, the Warriors held James Harden down in the second half, and Golden State rallied from an early 17-point deficit to stave off elimination with a 115-86 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday...

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

No one in a Warriors uniform has any doubt about how legitimately dangerous an opponent these wounded Rockets are. But Thompson's 6 from beyond have swung the momentum and the lead to the Warriors. James Harden must be his MVP self for Houston to escape with a victory in a raucous Roracle.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Two seasons ago down 3 games to 2 vs. OKC on the road Klay Thompson was epic making shots like his team's survival depended on it. Thompson's two early 3s to start the 3rd have given Golden State life in a similarly desperate situation.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Chris Paul's strained right hamstring has grounded the Rockets' vocal leader in a possible closeout game but CP3's voice is working fine. He has been in the ear of veteran referee Ed Molloy as he tries to will his team past the defending champs. Houston's 61-51 halftime advantage must now withstand the inevitable storm that is an Oracle third quarter.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Warriors squander a golden opportunity to put a CP3-free version of the Rockets in a deep and discouraging hole early. Instead, they have allowed James Harden to rediscover his missing three ball (he had missed 22 in a row). 8 from beyond in the first quarter has given the wounded Rockets an improbable 39-22 lead after one.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Embarrassing start for Golden State. Houston up 17 after one in Oracle without Chris Paul is inexcusable.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Midway through the first quarter, James Harden was 0-of-3 with four turnovers and only one assist. He had 15 points and three assists in the next six minutes. Rockets are up 17, stunning the Oracle Arena crowd.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston has stunned the fans here at Oracle. Up 33-19 with 50 seconds left in the quarter. No one seen this type of start coming.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Rockets need a lift from an unexpected source tonight and Trevor Ariza has stepped up. Ariza, the only Rocket with a ring, has ten points in ten minutes. He's hit four of his first 7 attempts, 2 from deep.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden's now-done drought of 22 straight missed 3s is the second longest such streak in the playoffs over the last 20 years, according to ESPN Stats & Info research. Robert Horry missed 24 straight in 2003.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Biggest difference between this one and the last 3 games is the Warriors gritty interior defense. Draymond Green and company have been especially inspired protecting the rim against both James Harden's drives and Clint Capela's shots at point blank range.

Kerr calls CP3's injury 'a shame' (1:06)

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.42nd
Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.5Tied-26th
Points Allowed103.9Tied-6th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659