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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after getting called for a foul against the Houston Rockets during the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston

The Rockets beat the Warriors 95-92 in Game 4, evening the series 2-2.

It's hard to deny that the Houston Rockets have already had a remarkable season, but there's always been a sense that their season would ultimately be judged on the outcome of one series.

Kerr was trying to get KD-who finished with 29 points on 8-of-22 shooting in the Houston Rockets' 98-94 Game 5 win over Golden State-to find his teammates.

Let's take a look at five statistics that help explain Golden State's 3-2 deficit to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is in full swing, and neither team is playing all that well. With no Iguodala, who missed the game with a lateral contusion in his left leg, and no Patrick McCaw, who has been out since suffering a spine contusion March 31 after a rough fall against Sacramento, the Warriors essentially were left with an eight-man rotation for their biggest game of the playoffs. Houston closed the half 6 of 24 from behind the arc with Harden and Paul misfiring on all 10 of their 3-point attempts while shooting 4 of 20 overall prior to the intermission. If you're not watching the game somewhere with your friends, go to the comment section below with your thoughts as the game goes along!

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts in the final seconds of the team's 98-94 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston Thursday

Speaking casually from the seats at practice, Kerr told reporters that be feels the National Basketball Association better understands why players have knelt during the "Star-Spangled Banner" better than the NFL. Houston has outscored the Warriors by 11 points in 47 minutes during the West finals with Harden on the floor and Paul resting. Namely, they have relied on Durant and Stephen Curry to bail them out of bad offensive possessions.

The lack of ball and player moment led to a brutal shot clock violation as the Warriors trailed by three points with 2:21 remaining. Let's not forget, the NBA suspended former Muslim player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf for one game and fined him $32,000 way back in 1996 for refusing to come out and stand for the national anthem. The victory put the Rockets on the edge of clinching a place in the NBA Finals, with the odds resoundingly against them.

Klay Thompson is also listed as questionable after straining his left knee Tuesday night.

And to think, plenty anticipated the Warriors and Rockets would trade baskets in this series. Eric Gordon then hit two free throws on the other end to seal the win.

If there has been one consistent knock on this Warriors team throughout recent years, it is their looseness with the ball.

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