After losing Game 2, the Houston Rockets look to re-group for Game 3 and secure a victory that could give them all the momentum going forward
The Houston Rockets have suddenly found themselves tied 1-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals against the top seeded Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won Game 2 in large part because the Rockets ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, leading to a 117-109 loss.
Houston was down 21 points in the second quarter, but used a 41-point scoring avalanche out of gates of the third quarter to tie the game. The Rockets eventually pulled ahead to a five-point advantage late in the third quarter, thanks to their 3-point shooting.
Houston is now focused on an important Game 3 match-up that could swing the momentum heavily in their favor if they can secure the win. Here are three ways the Houston Rockets can regain control of the Western Conference Semis.