The Houston Rockets escaped a potential 3-0 hole with a 121-116 victory, sealed by a miraculous three-point shot from rookie Troy Daniels. Daniels caught a pass from Jeremy Lin off of a broken play and drained the three, notching the Rockets first win of the postseason. Here's the improbable shot that breathed life back into the Rockets' playoff chances:
Daniels was subbed into the game after Chandler Parsons fouled out in overtime, setting up the opportunity for him to hit the shot.
James Harden scored a game-high 37 points for Houston but needed 35 shots to get there. He set a Rockets franchise record for most field goal attempts in a single playoff game.
Portland guard Mo Williams had an incredible fourth quarter, completing a four-point play and following it up with another made three-point shot for a quick seven-point burst. The Trail Blazers' fourth quarter rally to force overtime was highlighted by this insane circus-shot from Damian Lillard:
Nicolas Batum made multiple huge plays on offense and defense throughout the game, gliding to the rim for easy baskets as the Rockets defense stretched away from the rim to defend LaMarcus Aldridge. He finished with a playoff career-high 26 points.
Dwight Howard finished the night with 24 points and 14 rebounds, making four of his six free-throw attempts. Lillard sank multiple circus-like shots, ending the night with 30 points on 16 attempts. Aldridge started the game slow but finished with 23 points, sinking multiple open jumpers created by the team's dribble penetration.
Game 4 is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Portland.