OKC Thunder pulled an impressive win against Houston Rockets on Monday night, thanks to the efforts of veteran Chris Paul. The other reason was Thunder’s ability to perform during the clutch, in which Rockets horribly failed. Rockets had 22 turnovers in Game 6, which somehow sealed their fate of losing. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni also realized the same following Rockets’ Game 6.
The winner of Game 7 — 9 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday — will join the already qualified Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals on 4th September, Friday. Rockets will probably refocus on their game as they clearly know how Thunder has been extending the series. Rockets’ turnovers have caused them to lose the games. While they were winning, they averaged just 8.3 turnovers, but during losses, they have averaged massive 17.3 turnovers.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan expects the player to play like in Game 6, and as a team, they will be improving the department, which they can be better. On the other hand, Houston would be trying to avoid the mistakes that have magnified with series progression. Even though guard Russel Westbrook started in Game 6, he wasn’t in his number one game. Houston forward P.J.
If today’s game went close in the fourth quarter, then OKC might have an advantage as they have the best clutch player of the NBA, in Chris Paul, while Houston has two best choke artists. (heavy sarcasm)
NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarter Finals: Rockets V Thunder [Series Tied 3-3]
Game 1: OKC 108-123 HOU
Game 2: OKC 98-111 HOU
Game 3: HOU 107-119 OKC
Game 4: HOU 114-117 OKC
Game 5: OKC 80-114 HOU
Game 6: HOU 100-104OKC
Game 7: HOU OKC | 9 PM ET on Wednesday (6.30 AM IST)
NBA LiveStream: How to Watch NBA Playoffs Online? TV Broadcast Schedule
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Rockets: PJ Tucker, Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Robert Covington
Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, Chris Paul, Steven Adams, Luguentz Dort