Rockets earn much needed victory

18 May 2018 05:07:54 GMTPlus11

The Houston Rockets needed a Game 2 triumph if they were to have any chance of coming back in this series and the hosts responded.

The Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors 127-105 Wednesday evening at the Toyota Center in Texas.

Leading the way for the Rockets was James Harden, as the 28-year old shooting guard from Bellflower, California had a team high 27 points while pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out three assists for a double-double for the game.

Eric Gordon also had 27 points for the hosts coming off the bench and was 6-of-9 from long range.

Golden State still holds home court, as the series now heads to the Bay Area for games 3-4 of the Western Conference Finals.

The first possession of the game was a turnover by the Warriors and the visitors from California felt off all evening.

Golden State has had a major issue this year in caring about the game they are playing in.

Most observers expected that to issue to end come playoff time, but it has come back in the Western Conference Finals, as there are times the Warriors are obviously going through the motions.

Kevin Durant finished the game with a contest-high 38 points while pulling down three rebounds for the game.

The 29-year old small forward from Washington, DC has been the Warriors top scorer for both games in this series.

Worryingly for Golden State Stephen Curry had the team's second highest points at 16 while Klay Thompson checked with only 8. The Warriors can overcome one of the Splash Brothers having an off night, but not both.

Game 3 will be at Oracle Arena on Sunday in Oakland, California and the defending NBA Champions will look to take back control of the series.

Golden State areĀ 1.52 to win the NBA Finals, while the Rockets are now 3.75.

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