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Warriors lead in Game 5 on ESPN

James Harden split the defense and threw down this slam in the second over the Warriors. It was one of the few things that went right for the Rockets in the second as they went from a 5-point first-quarter lead to a 6-point deficit at the half.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Nothing like a series of Dwight Howard and Festus Ezili free throws to kill the rhythm of the game

Hawks' Korver has ankle surgery

Kyle Korver's estimated recovery time is approximately three months after the Atlanta guard underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle.

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Dwight gets 7th tech, possibly suspended

Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut were just assessed technical fouls for general chippiness. It's Howard's 7th technical of the playoffs, meaning if there is a Game 6, Dwight will be suspended unless it is rescinded.

Klay lighting up Oracle

Klay Thompson has erupted in the second quarter. He was 1-for-4 for just 2 points in the first, but in the second frame he's shooting a scorching 5-for-5 for 13 points. The Warriors lead by 2 midway through the period. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Josh Smith playoff 3-point shooting update: Atlanta 15-87 (17.2%) Houston 27-68 (39.7%)

Trouble for Houston when Harden sits

James Harden played the entire first quarter and took his break to start the second. The Warriors have started the second on a 10-0 run and have taken a 5-point lead. Coincidence? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Sloppy play when the court's not open

The Warriors are 0-of-6 when Dwight Howard contests tonight, but 4-of-5 in plays like this one from Harrison Barnes.

  • Transition: 4-of-7 FG, 1 turnovers, 8 points
  • Halfcourt: 2-of-20 FG, 5 turnovers, 9 points
The Rockets lead by 5 after one. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Kyle Korver had surgery this evening in New York to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. Recover time: An estimated 3 months.

Warriors surviving by running

Golden State isn't finding comfort in the halfcourt, but it is in transition. Eight of its 12 points have come via the fast break. The Warriors trail by 6 late in the first, though. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Warriors were 1/7 at the rim vs. Dwight in Game 4. I've got them at 0/2 tonight

Dwight rattling the rims early

Dwight Howard has set the pace early. The Rockets C has 6 quick points, but more importantly, has already drawn 3 fouls on the Warriors. Houston leads by 3 midway through the first. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Warriors look to close door at home

Golden State is an NBA-best 45-3 at home so far in 2014-15. Not only that, the franchise is 15-2 in series-clinching games at home. Houston looks to stop the Warriors' first Finals appearance since 1974-1975. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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