The Golden State Warriors look to close out their series against the Houston Rockets Wednesday in Oakland in a game that will stream live with the Warriors ahead in the series 3-1 — but suddenly playing without their superstar and reigning National Basketball Association MVP Stephen Curry.
Curry slipped on a wet patch on the floor just before halftime of Game Four in Houston, suffering a sprained right knee that is now expected to keep him out of action for the next two weeks.
Stephen Curry slipped and fell and now isn't starting the 2nd half with a knee injury. UGH https://t.co/5U8Uh9mC3f https://t.co/pc7pu3XtHTGolden State went on to defeat Houston by a resounding 121-94 score in that game anyway, to set up a potential clincher in Game Five Wednesday.
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"When you have a team that is as together as ours is and cares about each other like ours does, you tend to pick up the fight a little bit," Warriors Coach Steve Kerr — who on Wednesday was named the 2016-2016 NBA Coach of the Year. "Our guys sensed that we needed to come together."
But the Rockets remain confident heading into Oracle Arena where the Warriors lost just two games all season — and none until a defeat to the Boston Celtics on April 1.
"I guarantee victory -- that's what it's going to take. I believe in my group. I know we can get a win here and send this thing back to Houston," guard Jason Terry, at 38 the oldest player on the Rockets, told ESPN on Tuesday. "I'm saying right here in front of everybody, I'm getting a tattoo of a Rockets trophy if we pull this thing out. You [heard] it here first."Watch a preview of the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game Five, from the NBA on TNT panel, in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference First Round Playoff Game Five, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, April 27 — 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Rockets have lost their last five road playoff games against Golden State and have suffered nine road defeats to the Warriors overall. And any advantage they might gain by the absence of Curry would seem to be tempered by the fact that the Rockets have already faced a Curry-less Warriors team three times this season — and lost two of those games.
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To watch a live stream of the Houston Rockets Vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round One, Game Five, fans will have two options on Wednesday. Using log-in credentials from a cable or satellite provider, viewers can log in to Watch TNT at this link — or download the Watch TNT app to view the game on mobile devices.
For fans without log-in credentials, or those who simply prefer to watch the NBA Playoff game on a TV set rather than on a computer or mobile device, Sling TV carries TNT, which will broadcast the game. The Sling TV package subscription costs $20 per month, but also offers a seven-day free trial. To watch the NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets Vs. Golden State Warriors Game Five on Sling TV, go to this link to sign up. The Playstation Vue TV subscription, which is also available on several other devices such as the iPad and Amazon Fire, comes with a free trial as well and carries the NBA on TNT at this link. The alternative feed from TNT Overtime is accessible without login credentials as well, by clicking here.
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