James Harden (28 points, 10-of-18 FG, 12 assists) looked healthier and more efficient. Pat Beverley (+27) was inspirational, playing hours after the death of his grandfather. Trevor Ariza (16 points, 7-of-9 FG) was his usual iron-man self, and Eric Gordon (22 points, 8-of-13 FG) became the secondary playmaker the Rockets have so desperately needed after Harden.
Most important of all, the Rockets combined for 19 made three-pointers and played collectively with much more energy and pace — all leading to a 125-104 beatdown of the Spurs in Game 4 on Sunday night to tie the series.
In my latest episode of Locked on Rockets, I break down all the key storylines — including the early injury to Nene (left groin tear, out for the playoffs) and what the resulting smaller lineups could mean for the Rockets in Game 5 and beyond.