With Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden was expected to dominate the Spurs.
Instead, Jonathon Simmons and LaMarcus Aldridge led a perfectly executed game plan by Gregg Popovich to hold Harden and the Rockets to just 75 points in a 39-point win. Harden made just two field goals, had six turnovers and registered a minus-28 as Houston shot just over 30 percent in the loss.
From reporters to fans, here’s how the internet reacted after the Spurs built on their 19-point halftime lead to embarrass the Rockets and move on to face the Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
Celtics guard Marcus Smart shot just 2 of 9 from the floor and scored nine points, but he also had eight assists on a sloppy night.
We all could have been better, said Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who was also T-d up twice in the fourth quarter.
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Limited Youth Oakland Raiders Jersey The Warriors, absent coach Steve Kerr for a second straight game, now have the chance to rest up and get healthy before their next roadblock on the route to the Finals.
Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 15 rebounds to help the Hawks beat the Wizards 111-101 and even the series at two games apiece. Seven Hawks finished in double figures on the night, but it was Howard’s dominant presence in the paint that helped Atlanta out-muscle an undersized Wizards squad.