Houston Rockets Win Game 4: Kevin Durant said: “I wish I had that last playback”. Referring to the Golden State Warriors’ final transition possession. With than 12 seconds remaining Game 4 the Western Conference finals on Tuesday.

The Houston Rockets were up by two points. When pulled down a defensive board to the break. He passed to Durant, who dribbled the ball up the court. Instead taking a shot, Durant found a cutting Klay Thompson along the 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. And with 5 seconds on the clock. Green called for a timeout that went unnoticed by the officials.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr stuck by his decision to call a timeout as soon as his team secured possession.

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

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

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

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

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

“I raced 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 the reason we lost the game.

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

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

“It’s the Western Conference finals,” Green said. “When you’re battling getting to the Finals, no one worried fatigue. We’re just trying to do what you got to do to win the game.”

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

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

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

As a team, expressed disappointment in sustaining a high level play than focusing on one possession. Durant said that’s what they need to fix to go into Game 5.

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

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