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17 May 2017, 02:11 | Alberta Rodriguez
Advantage San Antonio Spurs in play-off series against Houston Rockets
"Everybody picked it up".
On the other hand, the Spurs is said to be proving their skill in adapting to drastic gameplay changes as a team since ESPN has noted that stats show the Spurs has won five out of five games where key players Leonard and Parker are not present.
NOTES:Spurs F Kawhi Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State, but G Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the playoffs.
Harden's baffling performance in front of a Houston crowd of 18,050 at the Toyota Center arena was nearly as big a stunner as the Spurs' winning a National Basketball Association playoff elimination contest by a whopping 39 points.
When there was about four minutes left, large chunks of empty seats filled the arena dotted by pockets of San Antonio supporters who stood and cheered while the remaining Rockets fans sat dejected.
San Antonio rookie point guard DeJounte Murray gave them 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists off the bench (good for a plus-33 mark). No one will feel bad for us. Sometimes life hits you in the face.
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Three-point scoring will also be a major factor in this series for both teams. He did not attempt his first shot until midway through the second quarter.
"It's frustrating", Harden said of the loss.
"I try to keep things as simple as possible", he said. But the Rockets also had trouble scoring in general, making just 28.6 percent (22 of 77) of their shots overall.
"It falls on my shoulders". "... He has a great mind, he understands the game, he knows what it takes to win, he's strong enough to make demands fairly and follow through, and he's great with people so what more could you ask". Trevor Ariza paced Houston with 20 points, and Clint Capela had 15 points and 12 boards.
San Antonio will have the advantage over Golden State inside with 6-foot-11-inch LaMarcus Aldridge and 7-foot Pau Gasol, along with a big coaching edge in Gregg Popovich over Mike Brown. I'd be extremely surprised if they win two games. The Spurs are now consensus 10.5-point underdogs in Game 1 in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Way back in the first game of the regular season the Spurs were visiting the Golden State Warriors for their first game in the post Tim Duncan era and they dished out a 129-100 win when people least expected it.
The Boston Celtics' All-Star will get his first chance Monday night when Boston hosts the Washington Wizards with a trip to the Eastern Conference finals at stake. The Beard was nowhere near his deadly best as San Antonio smothered him and he couldn't find his rhythm.
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