Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing home arena and sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, getting 30 points from James Harden and another 27 from Chris Paul to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.
Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight three-pointers and the Houston Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz, 112-102, in Game 5 on Tuesday night to advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
The Houston Rockets scored 50 points — 22 by James Harden — in a near-record third quarter, cruising to a 119-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night and taking a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Eric Gordon and Clint Capela carried the load during a decisive third-quarter run, and James Harden later added a critical step-back jumper as the Houston Rockets claimed a 101-96 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday at Toyota Center.
Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double and James Harden facilitated with ease as the Houston Rockets trounced the defenseless Cleveland Cavaliers 120-88 on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
James Harden felt closer to normal after struggling in his first game back from a hamstring injury, and the Houston Rockets got a big game from Chris Paul to down the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.