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Warriors roll into second round of playoffs without Curry

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.

"None of us can do it alone," Thompson insisted hours earlier.

He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven 3-pointers as the Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without their injured superstar, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game 5.

"Urgency of the game and we did not want to go back to Houston — it's a long flight," Thompson said of his extra motivation.

Draymond Green added 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors, who...