Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

The Spurs can take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win over the Rockets in Game 4.

"We were not as attentive and responsive in many situations as we were two days ago, and they make you pay".

Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio with the series tied 2-2. Nene wasn't getting much time, but the majority of his minutes were hugely beneficial. Gasol, Aldridge, and Lee can now operate more effectively within the Spurs defense, but it all starts with the perimeter defense and if they get the appropriate switches.

From James Harden on down, the Rockets emphasized the importance of having a pedal-to-the-medal mentality from here on out. Lou Williams chipped in 13 points and this impressive dunk.

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Meanwhile, it's devastating how Houston's 3-point shooting has worked in its victories over the Spurs in this series.

After a tightly contested first half, eight three-pointers in the third quarter broke it open for the Rockets, who'll head back to San Antonio with the series tied at 2-2. That's exactly what the Rockets did at the turning point of Game 4. But the slow start proved to be too much to overcome. Whether he's shooting them or assisting them, he is the engine to this D'Antoni offense. He still played in the game, scoring 10 points and dishing out six assists in the Rockets' 21-point win.

"They were that intense, they were that focused and we were not", Popovich said.

Houston lost reserve centre Nene to a left groin injury.

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As obnoxious as it is, a 2 is less than a 3, and fouling is one way of stopping a team's momentum asides from timeouts. "They pushed it at us more than they did the other game (Game 3)". He bumped knees with Spurs guard Patty Mills. Both are natural power forwards, so the Rockets will have to do something creative to keep the Spurs out of the paint. The Spurs now need to play at their own pace.

While he was not a major factor, averaging about 16 minutes in the series against the Spurs, Nene provided valuable depth for Houston as an extra big man. Seriously, at this point I'd just assume put my hands out wide and not move a muscle if I were Aldridge. When Leonard isn't on the floor, Harden often gets to the rim easily and if any help comes, the MVP candidate is more than happy to dump it off. Last night, he carried the Spurs for a short stint when the game was still within reach, the same way he hit massive buckets in game three to hold the Rockets at bay. San Antonio has to to get Houston's big men in foul trouble early on to create the best chance of winning if the three-pointer isn't falling which is now the case. The team is still searching out treatment options for Nene but it is unlikely he will rejoin the Rockets during their 2017 playoff run. "When you turn over the ball and take bad shots, they run at you and they take 3s". Sure, Tony Parker is out, and Duncan retired, but with the way the series is setup, LaMarcus and Dejounte can punish Houston on the inside like Parker and Duncan did back in the day.

Rockets and Spurs Even Going Into Game 5 / Into boxing as well? What went wrong in Game 4? Will Harden continue to distribute at a blazing hot rate? "I don't know. We made shots, don't make shots". If San Antonio can punish Houston's lack of size for the rest of the series and reduce Houston's three point volume, we can expect a win in the AT&T Center if all falls according to plan.

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