Rookie Daniels Saves Houston from 0-3 Hole; Rockets Beat Trail Blazers, 121-116 in Overtime [PHOTOS]
By James Patrick Quizon | April 26, 2014 4:13 PM EST
The Portland Trail Blazers were primed to steal Game 3 from the Houston Rockets and grab the commanding 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series, a rookie wouldn't allow it after hitting the go-ahead three-pointer for his team.
Troy Daniels saved James Harden, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin and the rest of the Rockets on Friday night after hitting a 27-footer off a Lin assist. The 22-year-old rookie finished with 9 points but none more important than the last three as no NBA team has come back to win a series down 0-3 hole in a best-of-seven affair.
Harden finished with 37 points and had a chance to win the game in regulation but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. Blazers forward Nicolas Batum tied the game before that with his own clutch three-pointer which eventually sent the game to an extra period.
Howard had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocked shots, Chandler Parsons had 16 points and Patrick Beverley had 15 points. Lin scored 13 points and added 6 dimes for the Rockets, which now trails 1-2 in this series.
Houston (sort of) contained LaMarcus Aldridge, who finished with "just" 23 points on 8-of-22 shooting. The Blazers big man dropped 46 and 43 in Game 1 and Game 2, respectively.
View the slideshow for more images of Game 3 between Houston-Portland series.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Fernando Alonso Leaves Ferrari 'For Two Reasons'
- Roger Federer Says He Has Never Seen Rafael Nadal Play So Bad, Wishes That The Spaniard Recuperate Well From Appendicitis
- Manny Pacquiao Has Got Chris Algieri Fight All Figured Out
- Female Boxer Dies In South Africa Following Knockout Blow
- San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals, 3-2 In Game 7, Wins 2014 MLB World Series [PHOTOS]
- Marvel Announces Release Dates Of 11 Upcoming Movies From 2015 To 2019
- Xiaomi Becomes World’s Third Largest Smartphone Manufacturer By Dethroning Huawei
- Entry Of Peshmerga Fighters From Iraq Boosts The Kobani Battle Against ISIS: Turkey Provides Transit
- Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Nexus 6, 9 Buyers on November Release Will Enjoy These 3 Killer Lollipop 5.0 Features First
- Australia Special Forces Await 'Delayed' Iraqi Visas Before Joining ISIS Fight
- Woman Hanged In Iran Talks Abuse In Prison, Left Chilling Message To Family