James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast assisted the Houston Rockets conquer a 47-point video game by Russell Westbrook
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast assisted the Houston Rockets conquer a 47-point video game by Russell Westbrook to obtain a 105-99 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semi-finals.
The Thunder head house a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals after Houston took this series 4-1. The Rockets utilized a 5-1 run, with all their points beginning complimentary tosses, to retreat from the Thunder and make it 98-91. Victor Oladipo tossed a pass about 5 feet above Westbrooks head and from bounds on the next ownership and Harden made a layup on the other end with 3 minutes left. The Rockets started consuming the clock after that and Oklahoma City missed out on shot after shot that might have closed the space.
After scoring 20 points in the 3rd quarter, Westbrook made simply 2 di 11 fourth-quarter shots in a frustrating end to an outstanding season where he sport/blog/2017/apr/10/russell-westbrooks-triple-double-record-season" data-link-name="in" body link" class ="u-underline"> ended up being the very first gamer given that Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to balance a triple-double by scoring an NBA-best 31.6 points a video game, with 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 helps. He likewise set an NBA record for a lot of triple-doubles with 42 to assist the Thunder hold up against the loss of Kevin Durant in complimentary company.
He had 11 rebounds and 9 helps to come simply shy of his 4th straight triple-double in this series, however he made simply 5 of a career-high 18 three-point efforts.
Lou Williams included 22 points and Patrick Beverley had 15 to assist the Rockets leave the preliminary for the 2nd time in 3 seasons in front of a crowd that consisted of Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.