Rockets win overtime thriller – grizzlies with mega-blamage
The Houston Rockets defeat the Detroit Pistons thanks to James Harden, but only in overtime. The Charlotte Hornets manage a record victory against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Overtime thriller at the Houston Rockets against the Detroit Pistons: Superstar James Harden’s Rockets look long after a surprising defeat.
But Harden turns it on in time and leads Houston to a narrow 100:96 victory.
The leader of the Western Conference did not come into play against the Pistons for a long time. Harden was not able to call up his performance at first either. Without the injured Chris Paul, not much was going on.
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After Detroit managed to catch up a nine-point gap around four and a half minutes before the end, both teams still had the chance to win in the final seconds.
But nobody hit and it went into overtime. And suddenly Harden woke up. He scored ten of his 21 points in overtime. After the game he said: “We didn’t get going offensively, but sometimes that’s the case” (NBA schedule and results).
There was a mega-blamage for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Charlotte Hornets finished the 140:79 success with the highest victory in 20 years.
With a 61-point difference, they achieved the sixth highest victory in NBA history. Kemba Walker alone scored 46 points.