Chandler Parsons

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Home court advantage in the Rockets opening round series with the Blazers has not seemed to hold much importance through the first five games.

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Here are three main points that stand out from the Rockets'

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Houston was facing elimination in their opening round series, playing on their home floor, where they had already lost twice and even had a three-game home losing streak going back to last season'

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Despite early foul trouble, Dwight Howard had himself quite a Game 5 as the Rockets beat the Blazers, 108-98 to force Game 6 in Portland on Friday night.

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Finally, the Rockets not only built a big lead, but held on to win, capturing Game 5, 108-98 to stave off elimination and force a Game 6 in Portland on Friday.

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