Warriors end Rockets' season for second straight year
Ready to go
Draymond Green puts up a shot prior to Game 5 of the first-round series on Wednesday.
Coaches of the Year
Prior to Game 5, Steve Kerr accepted his 2015-16 Coach of the Year award with assistant coach Luke Walton, who served as interim head coach for the first 43 games of the season.
Curry the Cheerleader
Forced to sit out with a Grade 1 MCL sprain, Stephen Curry was the first one off the bench after Draymond Green hit an early 3-pointer Wednesday.
Klay lights it up early
With Curry out, Klay Thompson had to pick up the load. And in the first quarter, he led the Warriors with 11 points. He finished with 13 in the first half.
Livingston pours it in
Pressed into the starting lineup, Shaun Livingston scored 10 points in the first quarter. After 12 minutes, the Warriors led 37-20.
Cheering point guards
Shaun Livingston and Steph Curry celebrate on the bench during the first half of Game 5 on Wednesday.
Bogut celebrates a splash
Warriors center Andrew Bogut celebrates a 3-pointer by guard Brandon Rush in the second quarter Wednesday.
Harden's huge half
James Harden scored 25 of the Rockets' 37 first-half points, but the Warriors held a 59-37 lead at halftime of Game 5.
Klay takes over
Klay Thompson couldn't be stopped in the third quarter. He scored 14 points in the period and became the first player in NBA history to make seven 3-pointers in consecutive playoff games. After three quarters, the Warriors pushed their lead to 89-59.
Warriors send Rockets home
For the second straight season, the Warriors put an end to the Rockets' season. Golden State advanced to the second round with a wire-to-wire win Wednesday night.
Harden goes home
Once again, James Harden's season comes to an end at the hands of the Warriors.