Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Houston Rockets were tied with the Golden State Warriors for the 6th seed and held the tiebreaker, so they had the edge on the 6th seed going into the final 2 games of the season. But they lost a heartbreaker against the Phoenix Suns, who happen to be the worst team in the Western Conference, while the Warriors had a big win against the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets had an incredible opportunity to keep pace and win that valuable 6th seed, where they would probably face the Denver Nuggets, but blew it and now have to win their final game and have the Warriors lose theirs, or they will  be facing the Spurs in the 1st round of the post-season. They had a legitimate shot to beat the Nuggets, but stand little chance against the Spurs. How did they lose to the Suns? Simple, their superstar, James Harden choked. In their biggest game of the season to date, Harden put up a complete dud. He did put up 16 points, but did that on 5-18 shooting and 0-7 from the three point line. He also o...
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