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

were up by two . pulled down a defensive to start the break. He passed it to Durant, who dribbled the ball up the court. Instead of taking a shot, Durant a cutting along the baseline.

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

Warriors coach Steve Kerr stuck by his decision not to a timeout as soon as his team secured possession.

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

“But I’m always a proponent of pushing the ball off of a miss and not 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 into the fourth quarter with a 10-point , but managed to only 12 the frame, while Rockets put up 25 to come away with the 95-92 win. evened the series at two games apiece.

“I think we just stop trusting our defense at certain 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 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 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 could 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 . Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a left leg contusion. outscored 34-17 in the third quarter, but to an further shortened rotation Iguodala, Kerr said fatigue played a reason down the stretch.

“It’s the ,” Green said. “ 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. Team 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 opportunity to the series in on Thursday, but the locker room was surprisingly in good spirits following Tuesday’s contest. Durant told ESPN they “just to get ” on .

As a team, the Warriors expressed disappointment in not sustaining a 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 opportunity for us to kind of take control, and we didn’t. So I 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 a lot of mistakes down the stretch in that fourth quarter. So, we’ll be fine,” he said.

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