The Houston Rockets Bench
The officiating did not help the Rockets, this was somewhat of a must-win for OKC, and Houston was bound to have a night like this at some point. But it is a shame that they saw this happen to them in a game where a 3-0 lead was so closely within grasp. It is not the end of the world, but the Rockets can not have another performance like this in this series if they want to triumph over the Thunder comfortably.
The Rockets will have the opportunity to make up for this game by taking a commanding 3-1 lead on Monday, Aug. 24, at 4 PM ET on TNT.