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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) There will be a game six between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder as the Rockets clinched a win and solidifying that sixth game, Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

With 31 points total on Wednesday and having made seven out of nine 3-pointers, Houston’s James Harden helped lead the Rockets by 16.

Houston’s Omer Asik who is a noted 54 percent career foul shooter, delivered key baskets to his team with less than six minutes to play. During Wednesday night’s game, Asik went eight for 12 from the line, elongating Houston’s lead to 101-92. In total Asik had 21 points  Wednesday.

It appeared as if The Thunder resorted to intentionally fouling Asik as they seemed to question whether or not they could win, despite Houston’s eight-point lead on their home court. The Thunder was also ill-equipped due to the absence of Russell Westbrook. The official Twitter account of the Rockets made light of the Asik fouling episodes:

(Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Rockets which is currently the youngest team in the NBA, pulled within 3-2 in the series on Wednesday and head Rockets coach Kevin McHale could not be more proud of his players: “The beauty of this group of kids — young men — is that they fight,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale stated. “I’m really proud of the guys. … This is a great experience.”

Reports indicate that the Houston Rockets became the 14th team in NBA history to force a Game 6 after being down 3-0; there have been 109 series start 3-0.

OKC’s Kevin Durant’s contribution of 36 points for Oklahoma City, was stifled by the Rockets as the former freshman standout at the University of Texas scored no points in the fourth quarter.

When it was all said and done, The Houston Rockets prevailed over the Oklahoma City Thunder bringing their playoff saga back to Houston on Friday:

Watch highlights of Wednesday’s game below:

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