It was from 127 to 105, the series, to the best of seven games, move now to Oakland, where on Sunday the third game will be played and on Tuesday, the fourth
James Harden and Eric Gordon, with 27 points apiece, propelled the Houston Rockets 127-105 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, leaving the final series of the NBA Western Conference tied 1-1.Five players of the Texan team scored in double figures, as PJ Turcke r (22), Trevor Ariza (19) and point guard Chris Paul (16), seconded Harden and Gordon, who came off the bench.
The Warriors were very limited offensively since the star Kevin Durant was the only one that overflowed with 38 points and only another player, Stephen Curry, was able to overcome the barrier of 10, reaching 16.
Houston came out full to take the first quarter 26-21 and the second was even wider by 38-29, thanks to 15 points from Ariza, reaching the intermediate with 64-50 advantage.
With four and a half minutes left to finish the third quarter, the Rockets were already 16 points ahead (82-66), thanks to a triple by Harden, who had 19 points at the time. The Warriors lost much more ground in the fourth quarter, which yielded by 32-26, to seal a forceful 167-105.
The series, the best of seven games, now moves to Oakland, where on Sunday the third game will be played and on Tuesday, the fourth.
“We were more aggressive, smarter than in the first match, that’s fine, but we’ll have to play better on Sunday because we know it’s never easy to face this team at home,” he warned after the victory Harden.