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

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

Trevor Ariza closed 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 clock. Green a timeout that went unnoticed by the officials.

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

“Well, I wanted the timeout,” Kerr said. “Draymond tried to call around 4 seconds, but he got trapped. And at that , the officials weren’t , and ’re going to 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 taking a timeout, letting the defense get set up. So, I thought we’d get a better shot transition. That’s why I .”

Golden State went the fourth quarter with a 10- lead, but managed to only 12 points 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 certain points in the game,” Green said. “We’ got to trust our defense, trust the game plan, 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 have 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 have been a better possession at the end, but, know, we’ 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 minutes. Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a left leg contusion. outscored 34-17 in the quarter, but due to an further shortened rotation Iguodala, Kerr said fatigue played a reason down the stretch.

“It’s the Western Conference finals,” Green said. “ ’re battling getting to the Finals, no worried about fatigue. We’re just trying to do 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 end the series in on Thursday, but the locker room was surprisingly in good following Tuesday’s contest. Durant told “just have to get ” on .

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