Leonard got huge help from veteran Manu Ginobili who also planted a risky but heroic block on Harden's attempt at the three-point line seconds before the 5-minute overtime ended.
Harden finished with 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting with seven assists and six turnovers before fouling out with 3:15 remaining.
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Because Hernandez's initial appeal was still pending when he died, the conviction was vacated last week. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Worcester district attorney's office and the case closed.
During his brief post-game press conference, Harden accepted the blame for his team's pitiful performance.
"Everything falls on my shoulder", he said. But here's the kicker: typically when a team is an offensive or defensive juggernaut, they struggle on the other end of the floor, leaving them vulnerable as a whole. The Silver and Black closed out the series two nights later in Houston, rolling to an 114-75 rout in Game 6 without Leonard and Tony Parker, who was lost for the remainder of the postseason after rupturing a left quadriceps tendon in Game 4.
Per ESPN Stats & Information, the Spurs were 8.5-point underdogs against the Rockets on Thursday night, the second-largest underdog they've been in 268 playoff games under Gregg Popovich. They jumped to a seven point lead (31-24) in the opening quarter, and never looked back. I feel like I was making some passes, and we just didn't knock down shots or whatever the case may be. We have to communicate even better. The Spurs have elite perimeter defenders in Kawhi Leonard, Jonathon Simmons and Danny Green, but will they be able to slow down the Warriors' arsenal of superstars? Coach Mike D'Antoni added Sam Dekker to the rotation after being criticized for not adding anyone to the rotation Tuesday in the first game since Nene suffered a season-ending thigh injury.
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The Attorney General also said what kind of religious practices are essential to a particular religion or faith was hard to define for the court.
Though Harden posted a tally of 28.5 points, 8.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds during 11 postseason games, he wasn't almost as efficient, making only 27 percent of his three-point shots.
All season long the Houston Rockets have been saying that wins, not numbers, are what matters most in choosing the NBA's Most Valuable Player. "This team has worked hard all year and we've grinded and tried to get better, so I'm happy to finally win (the series)".
They face Golden State on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.at Oracle Arena for a Mother's Day match-up.
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The children are then forced to leave their home and sync up with an "underground network of mutants and must fight to survive". While it's a premise we've seen before, the added mix of a child with special powers does provide a new Marvel twist.
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