The Rockets delivered a great battle for the 76ers, winning 104-105 at the buzzer on a 3-point Eric Gordon (29 points to 7/20 including three 3-point in the last quarter, 4 rebounds and 5 assists ). The two teams each had their strong moments, passing one in front of the other several times. Luc Mbah has Moute (in the starting 5) book as the set of Rockets a great copy with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks in 36 ‘. James Harden adds 27 points, 13 assists and 3 rebounds. Clint Capela was intractable under the basket with 20 rebounds and 16 points. Opposite, JJ Redick finished with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, Robert Covington 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 pass, Joel Embiid 21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.
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The match starts at a good pace, the 76ers dominate and lead 18-11 and 25-17, but the Rockets return to 33-31 the end of the first quarter on a 3-point Ryan Anderson. Philadelphia starts the second quarter on two 3 points of Justin Anderson who quickly gives 8 points to 76ers 39-31. But again, the Rockets glue and pass even before the end of the period just before break 56-54. Led 50-44 at 3’35, Houston chained a 12-4 which gives him the second quarter 25-21.
Philadelphia picks up 69-63 in the 3rd quarter, and pocketed this period 26-23 to lead 80-79 to the start of the last 12 minutes. A finish that has kept all its promises. Embiid on a 3-point offer 9 points lead 88-79, but the Rockets cling and give everything in the money time. At 7 points (104-97) at 1’39, Eric Gordon offers the buzzer victory of a fake shot on Joel Embiid followed by a 3 points! The Rockets let their joy burst out and enjoy this 104-105 victory!
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