There was Paul on Thursday night, carrying the Houston Rockets in the third quarter, with an array of improbable shots, most notably a double-pump three-pointer as the shot clock expired.
At his postgame news conference, Stephen Curry, who scored 22 points, was asked to explain how exactly it is that they are in a great position.
Paul has since been ruled out for Saturday's Game 6, and it's unclear if he'll re-appear in the series.More news: Jury awards Apple $538.6 million from Samsung for patent infringement
The Rockets head into Game 6 on Sunday in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.
Iguodala has averaged 7.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 27.5 minutes over 13 games this postseason, starting in all but one of them.
With the Rockets clinging to a two-point lead, Gordon sealed the victory at the foul line. He did not play the rest of the game. "The play was unfolding nicely, it just didn't turn out obviously".
Curry could do little to stop the ball sailing into the basket and in celebration, Paul taunted his opponent by doing the two-time MVP winner's own shimmy move.More news: Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates: 'We're Respected Again'
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points.
Each team wound up with as many turnovers as assists. Golden State became reliant on the three-point shot and they stopped dropping.
"We've been here before", Curry said. Despite the Warriors feeling good about their chances moving forward, Kerr acknowledged this is a bit of uncharted territory. And then with what we've put out there on the floor the last two games, it could have easily been two wins. "So we understand that and we know the things that we can improve on, and we'll improve on those things".More news: Steam Link iOS App Rejected by Apple Due to 'Business Conflicts': Valve