Houston fought to beat Miami. After a first quarter-time missed, the Rockets have reduced the gap before the break, then made the difference in the last 3 minutes. James Harden finished with 28 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, Chris Paul 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.
The Heat starts well and leads by 10 points 26-16 and pockets the first quarter 33-25. The Rockets rule in the second by tightening the defense. Anderson equalizes 44-44 on a 3-point, the Rockets win this round 21-17 and glue at the 46-50 break.
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The second half is very contested. Houston equalizes 57-57 and takes a 3-point lead 71-68 at the end of the third quarter (25-18). The last quarter is very tight, with the two teams still tied at 88-88, 4 minutes from time. James Harden 3 points and Chris Paul drive the momentum of victory in the final minutes. Miami looses hold, with a failed attempt by James Johnson and a James Harden counterattack against Hassan Whiteside. The Rockets finish on a 11-2, take the last quarter 28-22 and win 99-90!
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