2015 NBA Playoffs: Rockets complete a sensational turnaround to take series into Game 7
Miracles in sport don't happen every day, but when they do, it leaves everyone with their mouths wide open.
In a sensational match in the NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers lost 119-107 to the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, a result that didn't looked nowhere close to being possible at the end of the second quarter.
Down 87-69 at the start of the second half, the Rockets forged a remarkable comeback, outscoring the Clippers 51-20 at the end of the third and fourth quarter to shock the jam-packed crowd at the Staples Center.
Corey Brewer scored 15 out of the 19 points while Josh Smith scored 14 points in the fourth and final quarter to snatch what looked an improbable win for his side, particularly after the Clippers had a 19 point lead at the end of the third quarter and were leading by 13 points in the early parts of the fourth quarter.
James Harden put in yet another fine performance, scoring 23 points and what makes the win even more sweet for the Rockets is that the talismanic shooting guard warmed the bench for a large part in the final quarter.
Kept egging one another on: Howard
Dwight Howard, who scored 20 points on the night, said at the end of the match, "We kept saying, `We're not going to quit.We kept believing. We never gave up on each other."
Devastated by the loss, Blake Griffin, who netted in 28 points on the night, admitted that the team let the match slip away in the last quarter.and defensively, didn't do as well as they should have.
“We took our foot off the gas, stopped defending, a lot of things," the power forward said. "It's about who wants it more,” he added.