LU DORT OR RAY ALLEN?
After struggling to make anything in Game 6, it was one of the craziest twists in the playoffs this year as Lu Dort simply couldn't miss. Dort, who is well known to struggle shooting the ball from outside, was getting the "we dare you to shoot" treatment all game long from the Houston Rockets defense. That was until Dort caught fire and the Rockets finally realized they needed to start paying attention to Luguentz. Dort, who has been sensational on defense throughout the series, was a factor on both sides of the ball tonight. Lu would finish the game with 30 points on 10 of 21 shooting (47.6%) including 6 of 12 (50%) from downtown.
It's been a continuing discussion throughout the history of James Harden in the NBA Playoffs. Harden has had a "reputation" of struggling in Game 7's over the course of his career. Tonight, it was no different story as Harden would finish the game with 17 points on 4 of 15 shooting. Fortunately enough for Rockets fans, Harden would make a massive rejection on a final shot attempt from Lu Dort, which would end up being a game clinching play.
WHAT WAS THAT?!
If you missed this game, you missed another INSANE finish that was just flat out bonkers. Below, we will feature a clip of the final minute and change of action between the Rockets and Thunder so you can witness the anxiety first hand. Also, please watch the clip of former NBA player and current analyst Channing Frye breaking down the QUESTIONABLE final SLOB (Sideline out of bounds) play by the Thunder.
Channing Frye is ALL of us during the Final Play of the Rockets / Thunder game— Backcourt Violation (@backcourtv) September 3, 2020
It was an ugly win for Houston but they survive and will face the Los Angeles Lakers in a much anticipated series. Incredible season and overall performance from the Oklahoma City Thunder.