Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sits on the bench while playing the Houston Rockets during the second quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
"It will not change anything we do and how we do it", D'Antoni said, although he noted the rotation could expand to eight or nine players.
"When I let it go, it felt good", Curry said.
"The last two games, we've done that".
Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's victory that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Curry added 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, but he only went 2-of-8 from 3-point range. Mike D'Antoni has switched his philosophy from hunting shots in the first seven seconds of the possession to screening the ball as many times until he gets the matchup he wants, then attacking, regardless of what the shot clock reads.
Rockets: Clint Capela had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this postseason.
Cook had been one of the Warriors' standout players this season, starting in Stephen Curry's absence during the regular season and putting up some stellar numbers for his salary, earning himself a guaranteed contract in the process.
The Warriors have also had their injury issues this series with Andre Igoudala missing the last two games.
Despite his worries about the injury in the midst of the most important playoff series of his career, Paul still seems confident he will take the floor Saturday night to help the Rockets take down the loaded Warriors squad. The ball squirted away in the direction of Eric Gordon, who was immediately fouled and sank the two free throw attempts to seal the game. "Nothing's easy out there on either side".
The game was tied 45-45 heading into halftime.
The Rockets kept the Warriors under the 100-point mark for the first time this series in Game 4. "Defense is high right now".
"Every facet of the game, he was controlling the tempo", James said after Friday morning's practice session in Cleveland, referring to Paul's Game 5 performance.