Rockets: Flashback to Robert Horry outplaying Horace Grant in the Finals

Robert Horry (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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Game 2

Robert Horry was absolutely everywhere on defense in Game 2. After getting three steals in the series opener, he came away with a stellar seven in Game 2, which was over twice as many as the Orlando Magic had in the game as a team (3). He also blocked another two shots. Offensively, Horry scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Horace Grant had no steals or blocks to speak of and only scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards in what was easily his least effective game of the series. Robert Horry gets the nod in Game 2 due to his superior defense throughout.

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Game 3

Horace Grant stepped up from his poor Game 2 performance with a better Game 3. The thing is, so did Robert Horry. In 40 minutes, Grant scored 18 and pulled down 10 boards.

Horry, meanwhile, had 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the game — once again showcasing his impressive all-around game. The Rockets took another close game, 106-103, this time at home, to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

After how dominant Horace and Shaquille were on the boards in Game 1, Horry and the Rockets certainly did an impressive job to limit them the rest of the way.

Next: Horry's Run Continues