Spurs Eliminate Rockets in a Laugher 114-75
The San Antonio Spurs came into Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference semifinal with the Houston Rockets missing an important part of their offense with Kawhi Leonard out with an ankle injury. Leonard averaged 25.5 points per game during the regular season. Turns out they didn’t need him.
The Spurs led by 18 points at the end of the first half, and took off from there, easily cruising to a lopsided 114-75 win over the Rockets. All five starters scored in double figures for the Spurs, led by LaMarcus Aldridge with 34. Aldridge also contributed 12 rebounds. James Harden had perhaps the worst game of his otherwise stellar season with just 10 points after averaging 29.1 during the regular season. His performance, or lack thereof, in this important game left many people perplexed.
So the Western Conference Final will feature the top seeded Golden State Warriors against the #2 seeded Spurs. That series will open in Oakland on May 14th.