The Houston Rockets showed guts by winning two games after losing three, but just didn't have enough left in the tank against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets fell 103 to 94 Friday night.
Game 6 at the Toyota Center was a see-saw battle that saw both teams lead by double digits at some point. The Rockets lead by six with three minutes left in the third quarter before Thunder star Kevin Durant lead his team back by scoring16 points from then on. Durant either scored or assisted on 28 on the Thunder's final 38 points.
Durant led his team overall with 29 points increasing his stellar playoff performance by scoring more than 20 points in his 32nd consecutive playoff game. That is only behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan on the all-time list.
For the Rockets it was James Hardin who led the team with 26points. But, Chandler Parsons made a big impacts with 25 points including three 3-pointers at the beginning of the third-quarter that helped increase the Rockets lead to 10.
Two injuries proved to be too much for the Rockets to overcome as Jeremy Linn played only for a minute and a half still fighting that bruised chest muscle. The bone fracture for Carlos Delfino who has been a key player off the bench helped stack the deck against the Rockets.
The OKC Thunder now move on to take on the Memphis Grizzlies.