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Courtney Lee's so money on his free throws.
I want every series to go 7... C'mon Memphis!
Nice pass, Tony Allen. This game>>>
In timeouts, does Brooks really have to draw anything up? Give the ball to Durant and the basketball gods will take care of the rest.
I was going to go to bed early tonight... Doubtful that will happen with the quality basketball being played.
This Grizzlies team is resilient though. So tough. They're not folding after losing that lead.
Up five with 18 seconds left... well, you should be fine as long as you don't give up a four-point play and miss your free throws.
Reppin Beaumont Ozen there. Kendrick Perkins. Boom shaka overtime.
He just pulled a Durant.
Ummmmm of all the bonkers shots. Whoa.
Mike Miller. Cold blooded.
If you aren't watching OKC/Memphis right now, you're not smart. Change the channel. Do it.
That OKC playoff atmosphere is unreal.
King Felix's stats are insane. In 28.1 innings, 39 K to 3 walks. 3-0 record. 1.91 ERA.
Dwight Howard said he will defend Aldridge for a good part of Wednesday night.
Dwight on Beverley: " I think he went home and just shook his leg a million times and whatever happened popped right back into place."
Chandler Parsons said the Rockets "watched everything we did wrong. We watched a lot of film.” Guess it was that sort of night and next day.
Wes Matthews: "Neither team is going away in this series. No lead will be safe."
Joakim Noah overwhelming choice as DPOY. Hibbert 2nd. Jordan 3rd. Dwight Howard was 9th w/ 1 first-place vote. I had Noah 1st on my ballot.
When NBA admits these errors -- this 1 pretty obvious -- both tms, fans frustrated. One team burned; other wants corrections on other calls.
Lillard on Beverley: "When he is a part of the team..when they know he is going to be subbing in and out...I think they are a better team."
Lillard on Beverley: "It raises the level of the game when he is in there. I wish him the best. I hope he is healthy."
That call might have altered the result of the game. Then again, Howard probably would have made 1 of 2 fts and they'd still be playing.
Rockets were down one at the time of the call. Howard should have gone to the line for two free throws. Instead, Freeland made one of two.
LIllard said he was kneed in the thigh last night. He said it was a little sore today but wouldn't hinder him moving forward in series.
Harden about the lack of ball movement down the stretch: "That goes to myself. I have to not be so ball hawking. I have to do a better job."
As he did last night, Harden again accepted responsibility for game 1 result. Emphasized need to be more aggressive attacking basket
Parsons on Beverley being ok: "I'm stoked. Definitely didn't see that coming. He never ceases to amaze me." CP admits he feared the worst.
Pat Beverley said he woke up this morning and knew that he was fine. 'I heal fast, I guess,' he said.
Pat Beverley went through all of Monday's practice without limitations and is doing post - practice shooting now.
Just left Portland practice- as expected they are all in a good mood today.
Rockets announce exam on Pat Beverley revealed "no acute issues" and he is listed as "day-to-day, but will likely be available for Game 2."
Harden: "It's a tough loss, it's a tough way to lose, but we'll bounce back. We see some things we can do against them."
James Harden: "When you're up 11 at home with 5 or 6 minutes to go, you just got close out games. It's a tough loss, but we'll bounce back."
Lin: "It feels like they stole a gm from us. I'm not downplaying anything they've done. That's how it feels. We had it. We should have won."
Beverley stayed in game for 2 more possessions, a Lin drive before a pair of Lillard drives, w/ Beverley fouling out on the 2nd w 44.5 left.
Beverley limped away after the moving screen was called on Aldridge with 1:04 left in overtime. He looked very concerned right away.
Dwight Howard says they feel bad for Beverley, wants to win it for him. Didn't sound like a guy who expects Pat back soon.
Howard sounded as if Beverley injury pretty serious. "It hurts all of us. We just have to step up here as a team and win it for him."
Per Rockets: Beverley has a sprained right knee. Will have an MRI on Monday. Tore miniscus in right knee March 27.
Rockets PR says sprained knee for Beverley. MRI tomorrow.
Kevin McHale says "we'll find out more tomorrow" on Beverley's injury status. He was limping some in overtime.
Incredible. Harden's shot comes up empty and the Blazers ride an historic performance from LMA and huge clutch play from Dame to win 122-120
Harden misses at the buzzer and that's it. Rockets lose home court advantage, fall 122-120 in OT.
No idea why Harden went for a 3 on that shot -- and so quickly. He has had a poor shooting night, but that wasn't a smart move. Unlike him.
Harden misses jumper. He's 8 of 27. Howard fouls out on rebound with 10.8 seconds left. Freeland at the line in his first minute on floor.
Rockets switch on screens. Lillard beats Jones off dribble, draws a foul. Blazers up 1. Game is coming down to a last possession. Again.
Lillard drives and is fouled, makes both free throws. Rockets have 17 seconds, down one, to win the game.
So about crashing those boards ... Rockets get two offensive rebounds, and now Garcia heading to line. Each club w/ 25 2nd chance points.
Lillard and-1 puts POR up 1, 44.5 left. Rest assured Rox will attack hoop and, if that fails, crash boards. Huge advantages in paint now.
Lillard drive, and-one. Blazers up one, 44.5 left. Beverley fouls out.
Not as fortunate the second time around -- Lillard three-point play puts Blazers up one. Timeout Rockets, 44.5 left.
What a defensive play by Pat Beverley to save two points. Tremendous block of Lillard from behind.
This game has everything (both good and bad). With Lopez and LMA fouled out, neon green sign waving HOU to basket. Lin happily obliged.
Beverley can barely move after Lin drive. Limps to bench. Rockets up 2.
Lin with the drive and basket! Rockets up 118-116, 53.6 sec left.
Beverley limps back, favoring the knee that was injured.
Aldridge fouls out setting a screen. Tie game, 1:04 left. Blazers seem to disagree. Beverley drew it, but seems to be hobbling.
LaMarcus Aldridge fouls out!
That's what this game needed -- a banked in free throw -- because it has not been wild enough.
If they called that a T, it would literally be a touch foul.
Robin Lopez fouled out, but on his way out he gave two slaps to the back of Chandler Parsons. They called tech, but overturned it on review.
Lopez hit with another T after fouling out. Officials watching more video. Tapped Parson on back of head on way off floor. Call overturned.
8-0 Blazers run in 56 seconds, but Lin banks in a mid-range jumper and we're tied up again. CRAZY game.
Aldridge with an impossible 3, has 46 to set a Blazers playoff record.
Who does LaMarcus Aldridge think he is? Corey Brewer?!?
Jeremy Lin with a drive and foul! Rockets can now go up 6 with a free throw. Great start to OT.
Won't know for a while, but Howard's bucket might not be as big as drawing Aldridge's fifth foul. Howard on Aldridge. Both have 5 fouls.
Phenomenal tip-in by Dwight Howard (and the foul) to open OT. Houston up 3. Rockets not getting in good offensive sets at all, however.
Rockets gave up 19 points in the final 4:00 of regulation -- all of the points were scored by Lillard or Aldridge.
Not this time. Harden comes up empty from exact same corner and we're headed to OT at 106-all. One heck of a rally from Portland.
Rockets tried to reenact play from win vs. Por last time. Harden with a much tougher look. No good. Matthews seemed to get away w/ push. OT
Rockets playing this game on their home-court due in large part or miracle Harden shot on March 9. Might we see a repeat?
Aldridge. Again. Matthews missed a 3. Lillard missed a follow. Aldridge could not be stopped. Tie game, 2.9 left.