NBA Game Review: Houston Rockets Hold on to Even West Finals with a 95-92 Nail-Biter


Box Score

------- Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4 | TOT
HOU 19 | 34 | 17 | 25 | 95
GSW 28 | 18 | 34 | 12 | 92

Harden & Paul dominate as the Rockets come out on top in the first close game of the Conference Finals, winning it 95-92.

Warriors went on a 12-0 run right at the start of the game, catching Houston off-guard. The Rockets regrouped in the 2nd period, outscoring the Warriors 34-18 and ending the first half with a 53-46 advantage. But the game had more highs and lows than anyone in The Oracle could imagine. Curry shot 5 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter, while GSW restricted Houston to a playoff-low 17-point quarter.

It was the Rockets' turn to retaliate and save themselves from falling into a fatal 3-1 hole in the Conference Finals, and that they did. They kept floating a sliver above the Warriors' score all throughout the last 12 minutes, courtesy of some tight perimeter defense and clutch deep 3s from CP3 & 'The Beard'. Harden ended with a game-high of 30 points while 'The Point God' dropped 27, shooting 5-9 from downtown.

Kevin Durant(27pts/12rebs) notched another double-double along with Curry's 28 points on an ordinary 10-26 shooting night. GSW missed Andre Iguodala's court-vison and defense on the floor, as he was out due to a left-knee contusion after a collision with Harden in Game 3.

Rockets even series 2-2 before heading back to the Toyota Center for Game 5.    


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