GUT CHECK WIN

Harden, Paul lead Rockets to monster win at Oracle to even series

Coming off a 41-point loss in Game 3, nobody gave the Rockets much of a chance in Game 4. The Warriors had won sixteen straight home playoff games -- every single one since Kevin Durant joined their team. But the Rockets, facing a near-insurmountable 3-1 series deficit with a loss, passed the toughness test with a gutsy 95-92 win to even the series and reclaim homecourt advantage. James Harden scored 24 of his 30 points in the first half while Chris Paul scored 27 points, hitting 5-9 from three. Guys hit huge shots -- Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon each knocked down big threes in the fourth. But it was the defense again that carried the Rockets as they entered the fourth down by 10 points and held Golden State to just 12in the period. This was one of the biggest wins in Rockets playoff history. Game 5 is huge -- the Rockets host the Warriors on Thursday.

Houston Rockets News

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018
Podcast: Defense picks up, Rockets even series with blowout win By Clutch
On Houston's Game 2 blowout win of Golden State -- the defensive adjustments, the big games from Tucker and Gordon and the Luc Mbah a Moute mystery
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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018
Brace yourself for the antics of Draymond Green By Clutch
The Warriors forward might be the NBA's best defensive player. He's also its dirtiest.
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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018
Let's take advantage of homecourt advantage By Clutch
Dear Rockets fans -- now is the time to step up your game
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018
Podcast: CP3 finishes off Jazz, Rockets-Warriors on deck By Clutch
Discussing Chris Paul's brilliant night, the underrated PJ Tucker, James Harden's funk/illness and a Western Conference Finals preview.
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SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
Rockets remind us all why they are serious contenders By Clutch
After the Game 2 disappointment that brought back old questions, the Houston Rockets showed us how this team is different
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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018
Podcast: Rockets lose homecourt advantage as Jazz even series 1-1 By Clutch
Discussing Game 2 -- how Utah adjusted, how the Rockets adjusted to the adjustments and can someone wake up Houston's bench?
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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018
Podcast: Harden powers Rockets past Utah in Game 1 and a check-in on Russell Westbrook By Clutch
Dave Hardisty and MK Bower discuss the Rockets 110-96 Game 1 win over the Utah Jazz and much more.
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