Going into Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, the Houston Rockets knew that a single loss—or Golden State Warriors win—would lock them into the No. 7 seed of the Western Conference playoffs.
Potentially avoiding the San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder to open the postseason—the first trip for this organization since 2009—definitely provided Houston with enough motivation to win at home.
Were Jeremy Lin, James Harden and the rest of the Rockets supporting cast able to pull out the victory, or did Sacramento play the role of spoiler in a thrilling battle?
Check the highlights to find out.