The Houston Rockets were able to deny the Portland Trail Blazers from taking a 3-0 series lead after getting a crucial win in Game 3. They are within one win in Game 4 of pulling even in the series, but expect the Trail Blazers to return to form in attempt to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Game 3 was a tightly fought game with the Rockets edging the Trail Blazers, 121-116. James Harden put in a solid performance in the win, recording 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Damian Lillard was the leading scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 30 points on 9-16 shooting. He also registered six rebounds and six assists in the loss.