Rockets Win Game 4: said: “I wish I had that last playback”. Referring to ’ final transition possession. than 12 seconds remaining in Game 4 of Tuesday.

Rockets were up by points. When Draymond Green pulled down a defensive board to start break. He passed it to Durant, dribbled ball up court. Instead of taking a shot, Durant found a cutting Klay Thompson along baseline.

Trevor Ariza closed hard Thompson, forcing Thompson to put ball floor before firing up an ill-advised turnaround airball. Durant saw demanding a kick-out. And 5 seconds on . Green for a timeout that went unnoticed by officials.

Warriors stuck by his decision to a timeout as soon as his secured possession.

, I wanted the timeout,” Kerr said. “Draymond tried to around 4 seconds, but he got trapped. And at that , the officials weren’t , and they’re going to down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to it and I was hoping they’d give it to , but we didn’t get it.

“But I’m always a proponent of pushing the ball off of a miss and taking a timeout, letting the defense get set up. So, I thought we’d get a shot in transition. That’s why I let .”

Golden State went into the fourth quarter a 10- , but managed to only 12 points in the frame, while Rockets put up 25 points to come away with the 95-92 win. evened the series at apiece.

“I think we just stop trusting our defense at points in the game,” Green said. “We’ got to trust our defense, trust the game , and stick with it.”

Durant gave a breakdown of he was thinking on that crucial last possession.

“I raced it down, I was trying to see if I had some options, I saw Klay running along the baseline. And maybe should have waited until he set his feet, but I just threw a bounce pass and tried to relocate for it,” he explained. “But, man! is not the reason we lost the game.

I wish it have been a possession at the , but, you know, we’ got to with that and move on and be game.”

Stephen Curry (39), Thompson (39), Durant (43) and Green (45) all played 39 minutes. Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a leg contusion. outscored 34-17 in the quarter, but due to an even further shortened rotation without Iguodala, Kerr said fatigue played a reason down the stretch.

“It’s the ,” Green said. “When you’re battling to the Finals, no worried about fatigue. We’re just trying to do you got to do to win the game.”

Thompson suffered a knee contusion in the second quarter after he banged it on the hardwood. He headed to the locker room for treatment, re-entered the game soon after. officials said his injury is of no concern moving forward.

“It’s sore, but it’s early,” Thompson said. “I’m anticipating feeling better tomorrow.”

dropped a golden to the series in Houston on Thursday, but the locker room was surprisingly in good spirits following Tuesday’s contest. Durant told they “just have to get another ” on the road.

As a , the Warriors expressed disappointment in not sustaining a level of than focusing on one possession. Durant said that’s they need to fix to go into Game 5.

“It’s the game that we’ got to get better at, especially in the fourth,” he said. “I think going up 10 going into the fourth, it was a good for to of take control, and we didn’t. So I definitely wish I had that last playback. So I’m going to and see what my options were and just hope if I’m in that place again I’ll be better.”

Green offered his take. “We know we made of mistakes down the stretch in that fourth quarter. So, we’ll be fine,” he said.