BRILLIANT COMEBACK!

Down 9 with over 2 minutes left, Rockets force OT, beat Lakers

The Lakers had a game plan to force anybody but James Harden to beat them, and early on, it worked as Los Angeles built a 21-point lead and looked well on their way to a rout.

But James Harden (48 points, 8-19 3P) and Eric Gordon (30 points) exploded in the second half, with Gordon hitting a three (Video: My view of the shot) in the final seconds to force overtime where the Rockets pulled out a 138-134 win over LA.

Harden was brilliant late in the fourth, hitting multiple threes even though the game seemed pretty much out of reach. But Gordon may have stole the show, hitting the big three and then another in overtime before knocking down key free throws that sealed it.

James Ennis had one of his best games as a Rocket, scoring 18 points, while Gerald Green added 17.

The Rockets still have some major problems that are evident without Clint Capela. JaVale McGee and Ivica Zubac (not to mention Kyle Kuzma) caused a lot of havoc inside as the Lakers dominated inside early, scoring 40 points in the paint in the first half.

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018
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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018
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SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018
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