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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets reacts against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Eric Gordon, Rockets Top Kevin Durant, Warriors 127-105 In Game 2 To Tie Series [VIDEO]

The Houston Rockets dominated in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night, securing a 127-105 home victory over the Golden State Warriors to tie the series 1-1.

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Eric Gordon scored 27 points in 37 minutes of play. All-Star James Harden also had 27 points and 10 rebounds, despite struggling substantially to make many of his shots. Harden went 9-for-24 from the floor and a surprisingly low 3-for-15 from 3-point range.

P.J. Tucker — who had much trouble with offensive play in Game 1 — finished with a career postseason-high 22 points, as well as four assists, seven rebounds and a major dunk over Stephen Curry.

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On the defending NBA champion Warriors’ side, Kevin Durant stood out greatly in the defeat by scoring a game-high 38 points on 13-of-22 shooting. Curry only managed 17 points on 19 shots and didn’t score a 3-pointer until early in the final period. Klay Thompson also underperformed relative to earlier in the playoffs: he had only eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.

Even the opponents praised Durant for his performance on Wednesday.

“My gosh, he’s unbelievable,” said Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, per NBA.com. “He was incredible tonight.”

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Game 3 is set for Saturday in Oakland. Game 4 will also be held at Oracle Arena.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena