Royce Young: Austin Rivers is available to play tonight, per Doc Rivers.
May 27, 2018 | 6:31 am EDT Update
Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment “around the clock” on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D’Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again. The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday night’s Game 6 and had to return to Houston to face the Golden State Warriors again Monday night. Eric Gordon started in Paul’s place Saturday at Oracle Arena. “I think he’ll play as soon as he can,” D’Antoni said before the game Saturday. “It’s just not a question of trying to outsmart. He’s going to play. As soon as he’s able to walk and run, he’ll do it. There was no shot at it today.”
NBA on TNT: “I never had any doubt that we could overcome that if we locked in.” @Money23Green joined the #InsideTheNBA crew to talk the @warriors slow start, Game 7 and more!
Ben Golliver: Klay Thompson: “I was not always like this. I used to be so hard on myself earlier in my career. I remember losing one game to the Nuggets and leaving the arena in my uniform. I’ve learned that if I play with passion and play as hard as I can, you can live with the result.”
Anyone who was in Oklahoma City on that May 28, 2016 night remembers the look in Thompson’s eye when he saved the Warriors’ season. There was a determination there that cut through all the pressure of the moment, with those 73-win Warriors only moving on because Thompson caught fire from long range in the kind of way few ever have. “I just knew this wasn’t going to be my last game, man,” he said that night. “If it by chance was, I was going to go out shooting, being aggressive. I see a couple easy looks go in, and after that you’ve got your legs under you and everything feels like it’s going to go in. I just stuck with it, never doubted myself.”
Ben Golliver: Klay Thompson on his biig Game 6 in pressure-packed moments: “I don’t know if I was born for it but I definitely worked my butt off to get to this point… [Thinks]… I guess you could say I was born for it.”
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on the Warriors’ drastic ups and downs tonight: “If you have any idea, please let me know. Because I have no idea why our team is like this. … We’re up and down a little bit.”
Curry poured in 29 points on 12-for-23 shooting, and Thompson reprised his Game 6 heroics from two years ago against Oklahoma City by scoring a game-high 35 points on 13-of-23 shooting. The Warriors rallied back against a Rockets team that led by 17 points at the end of the first quarter. “Just pure adrenaline right now,” Curry said.