HOUSTON, Texas — Hip-hop artist and founder of Young Money, Lil Wayne looked on as the Houston Rockets blew away the Golden State Warriors 127-105 to even the Western Conference finals at 1-1.
The Rockets were led by James Harden (10 rebounds) and Eric Gordon who each scored 27 points each — as five players from Houston reached double-digits in scoring. P.J. Tucker added a playoff career-high 22 and 7 rebounds, while Trevor Ariza had 19 and 6 assists. Chris Paul finished with 16 points and 6 assists.
.@TheofficialEG10 gettin’ BUCKETS!
Rockets up 117-91.
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— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) 17 maj 2018
Houston made 16 of 42 3-point attempts.
“We can beat anybody, anywhere at any time playing the way we play,” coach Mike D’Antoni said.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 38 points. However, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points — connecting on just 3 of 12 attempts. Houston led by as many as 19 in the first half and was up 64-50 at halftime.
They head to Oakland, California for Game 3 on Sunday night.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)
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