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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) grabs a rebound in the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Series victor to the NBA Finals, series loser will undoubtedly feel like they let a championship ring slip away.

"We love his intensity, and when it's channeled in productive plays, whether it's stuff that doesn't show up in the stats sheet, or if it does we really rely on that", Curry said. "Got to go out there and play".

Golden State got away with one in Game 5 in the conference finals against a streaky Rockets' outfit they may not be so lucky.

For the Warriors, their next worry is James Harden, Chris Paul, and the Rockets. So far, so good.

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With Cleveland leading 110-80 and on its way to sweeping the series, the Cavs called a timeout to replace superstar LeBron James . His refusal to play during "garbage minutes" upset a few members of the team, who questioned his motives following the game.

But how this Houston season will be remembered hinges largely on the outcome of this series. However, we got them. We got a goal, whoever is in the way of the goal, we got to see you, you got to see us.

Knowing that a collision course with the Rockets awaits them in a few more days, Draymond Green noted Houston's obsession with getting past them in the playoffs, but warned that the talking would be done on the court, not through microphones.

With his team leading 3-1 in the series, Green made a decision to have a bit of fun in Game 5 against the New Orleans Pelicans. "I think we're all going to be surprised". "I think inevitably, you see it in every series, if you handle your business early there's going to be a natural letdown", Kerr said. I'm looking forward to it. Well if the Warriors didn't have two-time MVP Steph Curry available to clock in for this showdown, then it would be 100 percent plausible to pick the Rockets.

"The whole world's been waiting for this matchup", Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal said in his role as an analyst Tuesday night on TNT.

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Golden State can advance to its fourth straight Western Conference finals with a Game 5 win at home, where it has won 14 consecutive playoff games, one shy of the National Basketball Association record.

Kevin Durant echoed Green's sentiment. He played 37 minutes in the clincher and the entire fourth quarter. "So you know, I try not to look at those games but we kind of know, they know what we do and they know what we do".

Draymond Green emphatically shot down the idea the Golden State Warriors were looking to face the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association playoffs. Golden State is 14-1 when all three of them score at least 20 points. The seeds are flipped this time, after Houston finished the regular season with the league's best record. The 33-year-old's game-winning display left him contemplating his first career appearance in a Western Conference finals.

Golden State has won its last nine playoff games - four this season, five previous year - when holding the opponent below 100 points, a streak that dates to Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland prevailed 93-89 to claim the title. "So following that trend for sure". And after Houston beat Golden State 122-121 on opening night of the season, that prompted Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni to turn that phrase back around on Green.

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