Rockets drop overtime heartbreaker to Spurs

After the game, Stripling said he was just running as fast as he could, as if he were "trying to run away from a bear".

The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 6 set for Thursday in Houston.

Each team stalled at the start of the extra period. The Spurs will have to win in Houston for the second time this series to avoid a Game 7 in San Antonio.

Houston was led by MVP candidate James Harden, who had a triple-double with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.

The Spurs would be on the other side of that 3-2 equation if not for Ginobili and two fellow unsung Spurs, guards Patty Mills and Danny Green. He is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during this playoff run. After Dejounte Murray made the first two starts in his absence, backup Patty Mills has seemed to have taken over the role.

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Leonard was walking without a noticeable limp after Tuesday's game, though he struggled to put weight on his ankle shortly after the injury.

"He was a stud", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard did all he could to keep San Antonio in the game, scoring six straight points and providing tough defense that allowed the Spurs to claw back to 75-71 on a dunk by Simmons at the 5:37 mark of the period. "They are going to play with that lineup a lot anyway". Coach D'Antoni wants the Rockets to play even faster in Game 5. The Rockets all-star guard James Harden was extraordinarily prolific, scoring 23 points in the first half, which concluded with the Rockets leading 60-58. It wasn't how much he scored but it was when he scored and when he gave the San Antonio Spurs a defensive stop that mattered.

Still, he was glad to see his teammates step up and notch the win to bring the Spurs up 3-2 in the series, and he vowed to play when San Antonio aims to finish off the Rockets in Houston on Thursday (Friday, Manila time). We went to him to generate some offense, and make some things happen.

The Spurs did not have Leonard listed on the active roster and will be out resting his injured ankle.

Mills, elevated to the starting five for the first time in 73 post-season games, scored 20 points thanks largely to five three-pointers, which was also his best effort in a playoff game. One more win and they'll advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals! Whilst every match so far has been a blowout, the loss of Nene was definitely noticeable in Game 5. "Especially as exhausted as (James) Harden kind of looks and the way the Warriors really D up and with Draymond and the length of that defense, I think it would be an easier series against Houston, but like you said I don't think either are extending to six games or anything".

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