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

Houston Rockets were up by two . When pulled down a to start break. He passed it to Durant, dribbled ball up court. Instead of taking a shot, Durant a cutting Klay Thompson along baseline.

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

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

“Well, I wanted the timeout,” Kerr said. “Draymond tried to one around 4 seconds, but he got trapped. at that , the officials weren’t , ’re going to look down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to it and I was hoping ’d give it to us, 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 transition. That’s why I .”

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

“I think we just stop trusting our defense at certain in the game,” said. “We’ve 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 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’ve got to live with that and move on and be game.”

Stephen Curry (39), Thompson (39), Durant (43) and (45) all played 39 or more . Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a leg contusion. The Warriors outscored 34-17 in the third quarter, but due to an even further shortened rotation Iguodala, Kerr said fatigue played a reason down the stretch.

“It’s the ,” Green said. “When you’re battling getting to the Finals, no one 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.”

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

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

“It’s the game that we’ve got to get better at, especially in the fourth,” he said. “I think going up 10 going the fourth, it was a good for us to of take control, and we didn’t. So I definitely wish I had that last playback. So I’m going to watch 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 a of mistakes down the stretch in that fourth quarter. So, we’ll be fine,” he said.