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Houston play a historically fast paced offense, play with energy, used limited substitutions, and played a long game. "The diving on loose balls, coming up with whatever it may be, you're throwing your body on the line in those situations". However, going into Houston's Toyota Center and trying to win with a hobbled Leonard is much different than doing it in San Antonio's own AT&T Center.

"He's a little bit more risky, so you have to pay more attention to him", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said of Mills before Game 5. "Especially as exhausted as (James) Harden kind of looks and the way the Warriors really D up and with Draymond and the length of that defense, I think it would be an easier series against Houston, but like you said I don't think either are extending to six games or anything". "It was tough because when they put a small on you, you have a tendency to go in".

Even with no Leonard in overtime, the Spurs still managed to pull out the win.

With just eight seconds to go Mills made a key defensive play by knocking the ball out of Rockets' forward Eric Gordon's hands and then leaping on the loose ball to force a jump ball.

Harden had a chance at a potential tying three-pointer in the final seconds of overtime, but the shot was blocked from behind by Manu Ginobili.

"No", he said. "Not in control until we win Game 6".

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Patty Mills remembered all too well how crestfallen the Spurs were after Tony Parker suffered a postseason-ending injury last week in Game 2 of the West semifinals against the Rockets.

The 25-year-old Leonard still led the Spurs with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Patty Mills figures to draw the start at point guard for the second straight game after scoring 20 points and knocking down five 3-pointers during Game 5. He's just the fifth player in National Basketball Association history to average at least 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a single postseason.

Green later tweeted something seemingly meant as a response to Thomas, whose Celtics are tied with the Wizards 2-2 with Game 5 on Wednesday: "Just get through that series bro ..." With the way the series has gone and the unknown severity of Leonard's injury, there could very well be a Game 7.

Game 6 is on Thursday, May 11. Leonard pledged to play in Game 6, but uncertainty has gripped the Spurs again.

Kawhi Leonard has vowed to be ready for game six of the Western Conference semi-finals, after being struck down by injury against the Houston Rockets.

San Antonio now leads the series 3-2 and they can close out the Rockets in Game 6. Following back-to-back comeback wins by the East's top seed in the first two games in Boston, Washington returned the favor with a pair of dominant wins on its home court.

  • Lawrence Cooper