SAN ANTONIO (CBS HOUSTON) – The San Antonio Spurs used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter en route to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals Wednesday night at the AT&T Center to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
The Rockets had been within five going into the fourth quarter trailing 88-83 and scored just 13 points to the Spurs’ 33 in the final period
James Harden stumbled in the first quarter on a drive to the basket and didn’t seem right for the rest of the game. He finished with just 13 points, his lowest output of the postseason and delivered 10 assists with seven rebounds.
Kawhi Leonard, who was seemingly the only offensive contributor in game one continued his strong postseason with 34 points seven rebounds and eight assists to lead for San Antonio.
The Spurs could find themselves without Tony Parker for the remainder of the series as he suffered an injury to his left leg in the 4th quarter after scoring 18 points with four assists before having to be carried off the floor with just under nine minutes remaining in the game.
Parker is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday in San Antonio.
The series shifts to Houston for game three at Toyota Center on Friday night.
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