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'
Pat Beverley couldn’t immediately remember which night he spent in a local hospital.
And really, it’s hard to blame him.
Pat Beverley was sick and James Harden couldn’t score.
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.
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.