The Houston Rockets have been playing significant minutes without a center in the Western Conference Semifinals as Clint Capela played only 21 minutes in Game 4.
With the Rockets going small, they severely lack rim protection as PJ Tucker is the tallest player of that group at 6'6.
But Tucker, James Harden, Chris Paul and Eric Gordon are thick and muscular. Austin Rivers and Iman Shumpert also have strength despite their lack of height.
The Warriors have had issues moving those players around the court and haven't been able to take advantage of the lack of rim protection.
“They got a lot of middle linebackers on that team,” Steve Kerr said. “They’re sturdy. And we look like volleyball players. Long and lean.”