Chris Paul on WCF - 'Who plays for just that?'

Chris Paul on WCF - 'Who plays for just that?'”

There's no doubt about that.

On a night when Harden went 7-for-22 from the field for 18 points - Paul later said Harden was under the weather - Paul did exactly what Houston brought him into do. The NBA has the option of moving either conference finals series up to Saturday, May 13 or Sunday, May 14.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green #23 react after Curry made a shot against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 8, 2018 in Oakland, California.

It was obvious early on that Paul was not going to allow things to go any other way.

His Rockets teammates saw it a little differently. They believe they're much better suited to match up with Golden State this time around, but know it won't be easy to dethrone the defending champions.

Not after all he had to do to make it here again.

Not after packing up his life in Los Angeles and relocating here to play alongside Harden and for Mike D'Antoni, all three of them carrying playoff demons with them from their respective pasts.

The Rockets achieved a 112-102 Game 5 win over the Jazz, with Paul finishing the night as the game's leading scorer with 41 points to go along with 10 assists and seven rebounds. He became the first player to have 40 points, 10 assists, and 0 turnovers in a playoff game since turnovers became an official stat in 1977-78, according to Elias Sports. "Couldn't happen for a better guy".

We all know about the stars, but the supporting casts will be huge in this series. The Rockets entered the fourth quarter trailing by three points, and Paul was clearly not about to risk having the series go back to Utah for a Game 6. The former Wake Forest Demon Deacon has proved to be not only one of the best point guards in the National Basketball Association over the last 13 years, but also one of the greatest all-around players during that span.

The Houston Rockets got all that they could handle from rookie Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has showcased a an electrifying performance in his first ever playoffs appearance.

The collapse that Paul is referring to came at the hands of the Rockets.

New Orleans didn't give up after its horrid third quarter and somehow reeled off a 16-2 run in the final minutes to cut the deficit to 107-100 with 1:43 remaining.

"What we did, if we can stay healthy and keep our group together, I think we can be a really, really good team", Ingles said.

Utah regained the lead on a basket by O'Neale before Houston used an 11-5 spurt, with the first five points from Gerald Green, to take a 92-87 lead with about seven minutes left.

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