Well, Tony Parker didn’t play and it really didn’t matter as the Spurs beat the Rockets 103-92.
After getting blown out in game two the Rockets responded by playing good defense. The problem was the offense did not show up ready to go.
James Harden scored 43 points, Trevor Ariza had 17 points and that was about it, the bench was has been huge for the Rockets in the playoffs, would only put up 10 points between Eric Gordon, Lou Williams, and Nene.
Despite being held to 36% from the field the Rockets were always within striking distance, they just weren’t able to get consistent offense.
The paint was absolutely locked down, holding Patrick Beverley, Gordon, and Harden into floater after floater. Each time the Rockets even looked like they were about to go on a run Gregg Popovich would call a timeout and the defense would get tighten right back up.
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