Recap: Rockets vs Thunder (G6)

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 6
Game Score
Houston Rockets

100

104

Oklahoma City Thunder
GREETINGS CHRIS PAUL

Time and time again we continue to doubt Chris Paul, and each time he continues to show up in the Playoffs. A huge performance from CP3 in this one, especially when the Thunder needed him the most. Paul would finish the night with 28 points, including 15 HUGE points in the 4th quarter alone. After a huge 18-4 run from Rockets that gave Houston a 98-92 lead, Chris Paul went to work. Paul would answer the Rockets run with back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game up. 

GALLINARI PITCHES IN

While most of the contribution has been from the surrounding guards during this series, Danilo Gallinari stepped up in a big way for Game 6. Danilo would finish this one with 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting (52.9%). So far in the opening round series against the Rockets, Gallinari has averaged 16.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 41.1% from the field.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK STRUGGLES DOWN THE STRETCH

After struggling and looking a bit "rusty" in his return to action in Game 5, Rockets guard Russell Westbrook struggled in this one, especially when it came to turnovers. A couple of huge possessions in the 4th quarter of this one proved costly for Westbrook, as he made several head-scratching decisions. Westbrook had a drive and kick in crunch time in which he would throw the ball completely out of bounds, missing an open Robert Covington to set up a potential three-point shot. Later, Westbrook would have a wide open free-throw jumper and, well...

What Did We Learn

Chris Paul is still a fighter and isn't going to let OKC go down without a fight. Houston needs to take care of business in Game 7. 

Oklahoma City ThunderSERIES IS TIED AT 3-3Houston Rockets