An incredibly lucky roll was the difference between the Houston Rockets being in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder instead of on the verge of elimination.
Houston came back from a 26-point deficit in the second quarter of Game 3 to take the lead in the fourth. They were up 99-97 in the final minute before Kevin Durant made a 3-pointer that hit nearly every part of the rim. The ball dropping through was probably the difference in the game. James Harden turned the ball over on the ensuing possession, and Derek Fisher made both his free throws after getting fouled. Harden made a layup on the next possession, but Reggie Jackson made his free throws to seal the 104-101 win for the Thunder.
Durant finished with 41 points and said after the game that the Lord helped that ball go in. Whatever force was at work certainly helped the Thunder. They’re up 3-0 in the series and can close things out in Game 4 on Monday night. It’s amazing how such small things can mean the difference between winning and losing in the playoffs.