Steve Kerr on Chris Paul injury

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In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Rockets 66-25 on their to a 115-86 blowout win in game six.

The Rockets scored 39, 22, 16 and 9 points in each of the four quarters of game six.

Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep alive their hopes for a repeat.

"Effort. Intensity. Passion", Thompson said of the Warriors' second-half surge.

Actually, that volcanic performance by Thompson helped convince Durant to leave Oklahoma City, which led to last year's championship and helped build a solid case for the Warriors to repeat next month. Taking advantage of his team's re-discovery of an egalitarian style of play, Thompson hit nine threes. The Warriors defense turned into offense. Harden was arguably robbed of a few calls in the fourth, but his giveaways stood as a bigger issue.

If the Warriors pack up that second half energy with them and take it to Houston, there is not much the Rockets will be able to do.

He went full Gregg Popovich in the process. Reserves played in garbage time, but the burden on Harden, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and P.J. Tucker was too high.

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Paul will likely meet with doctors sometime on Monday afternoon to get another update on his status. Harden has a massive usage rate with Chris Paul off the court and his fantasy points correlate directly.

Because they need Paul for Game 7 against the Warriors, even at 50 percent, much more than they would need him at 100 percent against whoever they would face in the finals.

The most obvious piece of advice you can give the Rockets right now is to get out in transition.

On the Warriors' injury report, swingman Andre Iguodala is once again questionable to play after missing Games 5 and 6 with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Paul hasn't worked out or tried running since the injury. Such is the way of professional sports and instant analysis and fortunes, both teams and players and coaches.

Game 7 will be on Monday night in Houston. For so much of the National Basketball Association season, a Warriors championship seemed like an inevitability. If you get these guys on a roll then they can hurt you. This isn't the same Durant who tore through everyone last spring and summer; he seems bewildered at times by the Houston defence. However, Golden State is known for limiting opponents' opportunities in transition by getting back quickly.

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