Paul, 33, missed Houston's Game 6 loss on Saturday - a 115-86 blowout by Golden State despite the Rockets holding a 17-point lead in the first quarter - after sustaining the injury in the waning moments of the Rockets' Game 5 win over the Warriors on Thursday.
It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
It's Houston's second straight win in the series after snapping Golden State's National Basketball Association playoff-record, 16-game home winning streak with a 95-92 victory on Tuesday night.
Thompson strained his left knee in the second quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday, but he played through it after receiving treatment in the locker room.
"I hate it for him, above all", coach Mike D'Antoni said.
Because not only is it implausible that the Warriors would shake things up this offseason - even with a forward-thinking owner like Joe Lacob calling the shots - it would be downright bad business to make major moves at this juncture. "If you can't root for him, I think you've got some problems".More news: US and North Korea Are Talking Again, Summit May Still Happen
The Rockets benefitted greatly from the Warriors' lackadaisical ball security in the first half, recording nine points off eight Golden State turnovers to tread water despite their horrid shooting. Houston committed 11 first-half turnovers, five early. We all know it's coming.
"We just didn't want to go out like that", Thompson said, "we wanted to force Game 7 so badly". By dedicating so much of its roster to situational bigs, Golden State has shrunk its allowance for underperforming role players. "We cured that in games 4 and 5, we've got to get back to that". On Saturday night it was as if there were six Cavaliers on the floor at times as they also out-rebounded the Celtics 45-34.
Curry's Splash Brother did it in 2016 when he scored 41 points against Durant's former Thunder team with the Warriors facing elimination. He started 30 games this season while Paul and James Harden dealt with injuries.
For all the emphasis on Harden's brand of iso ball in the series, Kevin Durant's desire to work one-on-one was among the more pronounced features of the Warriors' offense Thursday night. Don't try to get it all back with one shot. "When your back's against the wall, if your shot's not falling, you can always control your passion and how hard you play". He left the game briefly and ended up scoring 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting in 39 minutes, well below his 19.4 points per game average this postseason. "They'll do whatever they can do", D'Antoni said.
But ever resourceful, Harden and Paul each discovered a rich source of production following intermission - the free throw line for Harden and the 3-point line for Paul.