The Spurs win despite Tony Parker's absence. So perhaps there's still drama ahead, starting Tuesday in Game 5 in San Antonio with the teams tied 2-2. He finished with a quiet 16 points, his lowest point total of the playoffs.
When Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a big-scoring contribution in Game Three against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, he got little help from his team-mates, and the result was a defeat. But that graphic wasn't showing up quite as often these days, what with the Rockets' sixth man having struggled to find good looks against stout Spurs defenders like Leonard, Danny Green, and Jonathon Simmons.
With that, as the Rockets revs up a Ferrari offense, the Spurs will be monster trucks and the race to the Western Conference Finals is on. The Rockets self destructed and the Spurs capitalized. The Rockets' bench stepped up, getting 22 points from guards Eric Gordon and 13 from Lou Williams after the entire reserve unit scored just 10 points in their Game 3 loss. He was assertive and on target with most of his shots.
This series likely now diverges even more in style. "When you turn over the ball and take bad shots, they run at you and they take 3s".
US President Donald Trump, Canada's PM Justin Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade
President Donald Trump accused Ottawa of being "very rough" on the USA and slapped tariffs on imported Canadian lumber on Tuesday. Ross said the preliminary decision that was put out imposes those countervailing duties on softwood lumber from Canada.
Kim Jon-un claims he dodged a $100K USA death plot
The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea. Embassy in Seoul and South Korea's National Intelligence Service were not immediately available for comment.
Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected Hamas leader
It also says its struggle is not against Jews due to their religion but against Israel as an occupier. Unlike Mashaal, Haniyeh, seen as a pragmatist, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip.
The Wizards went on a 26-0 run on their way to a 121-102 win in game four. They had more energy, they had more anger because of what happened the previous game. That includes running up the tempo on offence and pushing the ageing San Antonio side to the limit on the physical front. Nene had the best playoff game of his career in the first round against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4.
Game 6 will be on Thursday in Houston, with a seventh and deciding game - if necessary - scheduled for Sunday in San Antonio. For the game the Spurs had just two more rebounds than the Rockets (43-41), and although Pau Gasol had success on the offensive glass against Anderson, the Rockets kept pace with San Antonio due to the spread out offensive attack they unleashed on the Spurs.
It seemed the Spurs had finally solved their issues defending Houston's long-range marksmanship in Games 2 and 3 by keeping their perimeter defenders on the Rockets shooters at all times.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets said Nene was out for the rest of the season Monday, one day after the veteran backup center tore a muscle in his left thigh.