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

were up by two points. When pulled down a defensive to start the break. He passed it to Durant, dribbled the ball up the court. Instead of taking a shot, Durant found a cutting Klay Thompson 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. 5 seconds the clock. Green called a timeout that went unnoticed by the officials.

Warriors stuck by his decision not to call a timeout as soon as his secured possession.

, I wanted the timeout,” Kerr said. “Draymond tried to call around 4 seconds, but he got trapped. at that , the officials weren’t looking, ’re not going to look down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to call it and I was hoping ’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 not taking a timeout, letting the defense get set up. So, I thought we’d get a better shot in transition. That’s why I .”

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

“I think we just stop trusting our defense at points in the game,” Green said. “We’ve 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 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 it,” he explained. “But, man! is not the reason we lost the game.

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

Stephen Curry (39), Thompson (39), Durant (43) and Green (45) all played 39 or more . Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a left leg contusion. outscored 34-17 in the quarter, but 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 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 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 on Thursday, but the locker room was surprisingly in good following Tuesday’s contest. Durant told “just to get ” on the road.

As a , the Warriors expressed disappointment in not sustaining a high of than focusing on one possession. Durant said that’s 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 to of take control, and we didn’t. So I definitely wish I had that last playback. So I’m going to film 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.