Nene Hilario’s Free Throws Leads Houston Rockets to Victory over Oklahoma City Thunders

By Cresswell McCoy Jan 06, 2017 04:38 PM EST
Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 05: Nene #42 of the Houston Rockets makes free throws with 0.7 seconds left in the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center on January 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Brazil's Nene nails the NBA game winning free throws for the Houston Rockets with 0.7 seconds left on the clock. The Houston Rockets took to a 118-116 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunders.

It turned out that all the starters of the rockets scored double figures including Eric Gordon who came off the bench and scored 22. James Harden scored 26 points with 12 assists and 8 rebounds but Nene stole was the man who added a season high 18 points as per Yahoo.

On the other hand it was a close call as the Thunders did a good job by setting up the defense. The victory for the Rockets has certainly taken away Russell Westbrook's performance, the star had made a career high eight three pointers.

Things were going well for the Thunders when the dominated the Rockets on the boards in the fourth period. As for Harden he got open and then he realized that there were two defenders guarding him. Nene was the best option and he drained two clutch free throws, which was outstanding!

The Thunders blew away and early 14 point lead and almost overcame an 18 point shortfall. Considering Westbrook he done a good job and shot 16 of 34, according to Daily Mail.

Most of the NBA stars done an incredible job in the game, Victor Oladipo threw in a shot from behind the arc at a 116-114 lead with only 1:55 minutes on the clock.

The Toronto Raptors turned back home from their trip and knocked out the Utah Jazz with a 101-93 score. The Raptors got 23 points and seven rebounds from DeMar DeRozan and he took them their first lead.

Shelvin Mack replaced George Hill and led the Jazz with 17 points in his third straight game. Gordon added 16 and Rudy wound up with 15 points and 16 rebounds. 

 

 

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