The Houston Rockets will try to stave off elimination and force a seventh and deciding game of their first round playoff series with the Trail Blazers. But to do that, they will have to get a win in Portland tonight.
The Rockets faced a similar situation on Wednesday night but managed to beat the Blazers in Game 5 at Toyota Center. Now, the scene shifts to ‘Rip City,’ and James Harden of the Rockets says he’s not feeling any pressure at all.
“They have all the pressure on them. We just have to compete and have fun. It’s just a matter of us closing games out,” Harden said.
But he knows it will be a tough task.
“It’s going to be a hostile environment, but we’re pretty confident,” Harden stated.
And Harden also thinks his club hasn’t played up to their potential.
“We haven’t played our best game yet. We’ve played in spurts. As a total game, we haven’t played one yet,” Harden explained. “This would be the perfect time to do that.”
Portland took the first two games of the series in Houston and holds a three games to two lead in the best of seven series. The tipoff in Portland is scheduled for 9:30 tonight.
You can catch all the action on Newsradio 740 KTRH beginning with the pre-game at 8:30.