Rockets’ James Harden passes Chauncey Billups for 12th on all-time playoff triples
The Houston Rockets managed to tie their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors at two games apiece behind another valiant effort from reigning MVP James Harden.
James Harden finished with 38 points, shooting 13-29 from the field, including six triples to help the Rockets secure the win. He also passed former Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups on the all-time list for most 3-pointers made in the playoffs.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 7, 2019
The All-Star guard also had 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in the victory.
Much like Game 3, the Rockets led by double digits prior to the start of the fourth quarter, and it seemed as though the outcome of the game was all but decided. But then the Warriors made a comeback. Fortunately, Houston managed to hold them off and prevent a total collapse.
Game 5 of the series will shift back to Golden State, where both teams will try to push the series in their favor. Although the Warriors will be playing on their home floor, the Rockets have all the momentum they need heading into the pivotal contest.
With Harden leading the way, what was once a seemingly doomed playoff run is now very much alive. The rejuvenated Rockets will aim to finally end the Warriors’ reign and avenge their defeat from last season’s Western Conference Finals.
Of course, the Warriors are expected to respond, but now that this has become a best-of-three series, the Rockets are also expected to throw haymakers at the defending champions.
They might even land their blows and shake the NBA to its foundations.
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