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Houston Rockets (65-17)


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@ GS 
L 85-126
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W 95-92
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vs. GS 
W 98-94
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Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.

And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense relied again on its defense to beat the Warriors 98-94 and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

"Both teams are playing their guys heavy minutes so shots will fall or not," James Harden said. "But I think whoever can buckle down and get stops consecutively and create opportunities with their defense is going to win or have a chance at winning games.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden30.4
Rebounds: Clint Capela10.8
Assists: James Harden8.8
FG%: Clint Capela65.2%
Steals: James Harden1.75
Blocks: Clint Capela1.86
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.9 (7)
Rebounds: 42.0 (4)
Assists: 22.4 (11)
FG%: 46.2% (15)
FT%: 74.6% (3)
3P%: 35.1% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.4 (2)
Rebounds: 43.5 (18)
Assists: 21.5 (26)
FG%: 46.0% (15)
FT%: 78.1% (9)
3P%: 36.2% (13)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/11/2018 Tim Quarterman Waived
3/30/2018 Le'Bryan Nash Waived
3/30/2018 Tim Quarterman Signed as Free Agent
3/24/2018 Brandan Wright Waived
3/24/2018 Le'Bryan Nash Signed to 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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