Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Spurs overcome Leonard injury to beat Rockets in overtime

Rita Gibson | 12 May, 2017, 10:39

The Spurs failed to take a shot on their final possession, with Patty Mills banking in a 3-pointer after the buzzer sounded.

"Everybody picked it up".

"Manu reached back and gave us one of his Manu performances from past years", Gregg Popovich, 68, coach for the Spurs, said after the game, per ESPN.

The Spurs now lead the Rockets 3-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series and can punch their ticket to the Western Conference final with a win in Houston on Friday morning.

Not only were the Rockets a sieve defensively, allowing the Spurs to shoot 53.1 percent, but they were helpless on the boards and inept on offense. The Spurs finished with their most dominating quarter of the playoffs, outscoring the Rockets, 27-11, to complete the blowout.

Spurs - SF K. Leonard (Questionable, ankle), PG T. Parker (Out For Season, quadricep).

Along with the clutch defensive play, Ginobili chipped in 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists - and he wasn't even in the Spurs' starting lineup.

San Antonio could clinch the series with a victory in Houston on Thursday. "I made a bad, bad read on that play".

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Welp. I hate to do it, but I guess I'm going with the Rockets by 12.

Pressed to identify the root cause of the Rockets' issues Thursday night, Harden kept things simple.

"It's frustrating", Harden said of the loss.

"He told me he didn't know what to say", Harden said when asked about his post-game conversation with Popovich. "We let him play a little while just to see what he was going to be like, but it was obvious that he couldn't go".

"Everything falls on my shoulders", he said. "It is tough, especially the way we lost at home". He closed the first half with as many points as turnovers (five each), and his two field-goal attempts at the intermission were fewer than 15 of the 16 players who participated before the break. "I don't want to litigate what just happened".

Leonard rolled his left ankle on a drive midway through the period but stayed in the game and his layup with 28.2 seconds left pulled San Antonio to within 85-83. Houston is down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, needing a win at home to force a Game 7 in San Antonio on Saturday night. "We got caught in the middle trying to find guys and not really locking them up tonight".

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't sure if the disappointment of losing a winnable Game 5 could have lingered with his team and contributed to this embarrassing blowout.


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