Harden finished with 35 points, six rebounds and six assists Wednesday night, but the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs with a 114-81 blowout loss at Golden State in Game 5.
Analysis: The four-time All-Star made 12 of 23 shots to lead all scorers, finishing the series with a 26.6 scoring average on 41 percent shooting. No other Houston player had more than 11 points in the finale as the Rockets struggled to 32.6 percent shooting, including 18.8 on 3-pointers
Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Analysis: The team says Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he wouldn't be available if the series goes to a seventh and deciding game on Sunday. He was injured during Charlotte's win in Game 5 Thursday night in Miami.
DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill's 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.
Analysis: DeRozan had been limited to 13.3 points on 29.6 percent in the first four games of the series but went 10 of 22 on Tuesday.
Thomas is expected to play in Thursday night's Game 6 of the Celtics' playoff series with Atlanta.
Analysis: Thomas went to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain during the closing minutes of Tuesday's 110-83 loss in Atlanta. He was held to seven points on 3-of-12 shooting prior to exiting. Thomas averaged 35 points in Boston's victories in Games 3 and 4.
Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left - just his second make in nine tries from the floor - put the Hornets ahead to stay, and Charlotte beat the Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night.