Houston has won back-to-back games and now trails Oklahoma City only 3-2 in the Western Conference opening round series.
The Thunder did not look like a team that had earned the top seed in the West, while the Rockets seemed to play with more hunger, opening the door for national media types to prep sports viewers to be on high alert for a historic run.
“No team has ever come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 3-0.”
If you haven’t heard that said yet, where have you been? And get ready. You’ll hear it a lot more before and during Game 6 on Friday night. The series shifts to Houston with the game starting at 8:30 p.m.
Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points for the Thunder. And although Reggie Jackson put in 20 more for OKC, the Thunder is missing the play of injured point guard Russell Westbrook.
And Houston seems to know just that.