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

were up by . Draymond Green pulled down a to start the break. He passed it to Durant, dribbled the ball up the court. Instead of a shot, Durant found 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 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. And at that , the officials weren’t , and they’re going to look down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to it and I was hoping they’d it to , but we didn’t get it.

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

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

“I think we just stop trusting our defense at 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 been a possession at the end, but, 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 or . Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a left leg contusion. outscored 34-17 in the quarter, but to an further shortened rotation without Iguodala, Kerr said fatigue played a reason down the stretch.

“It’s the ,” Green said. “ ’re battling getting to the Finals, no one 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 for treatment, then 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 tomorrow.”

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

As a , the Warriors expressed disappointment in not sustaining a high of than focusing on one possession. Durant said that’s they 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 kind of take control, and we didn’t. So I 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 of mistakes down the stretch in that fourth quarter. So, we’ll be fine,” he said.