Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Houston Rockets guard James Harden scores over Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney in the first half during Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference Finals, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.