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OKC Thunder Storm Back to Force Game 7

Chris Paul celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Houston Rockets in game 6. (Photo Credits to Mark of AP Sports)

Chris Paul celebrates with his teammates after a game 6 victory. (Photo Credits to Mark of AP Sports)


After a game 5 loss at the hands of James Harden and the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder found themselves facing a win or go home game 6.

Chris Paul is no stranger to the playoffs, so when his Thunder team found itself down 3-2, Paul knew a game 6 win was their only option to keep the team's playoff hopes alive.

Both the Rockets and Thunder started out sloppy, but each team settled into their groove. After one quarter of play the Rockets edged out the Thunder 25-24. After a buzzer-beater three-pointer by PJ Tucker, the Rockets headed to the locker room leading the Thunder 51-48.

Coming out of the half, both teams make several key shots. The Thunder found a source of multiple threes in big man Danilo Gallinari, who finished with 25 points on the night.

With under a minute to go in the game, Russell Westbrook turned the ball over for Houston in a play that cost the Rockets the game. James Harden's 32 points were not enough as Chris Paul's 28 points lead the Thunder past the Rockets by a score of 104-100.

Game 7 tips off on Wednesday, September 2, at 8:00 p.m. Central time on ESPN.

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