By Muhammed Enes Calli
ANKARA (AA) – The Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-102 in Game 7 to move onto the Western Conference semi finals late Wednesday.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort attempted a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds remaining but James Harden blocked the ball.
Harden then fouled Danilo Gallinari but Gallinari missed the technical foul shot and the Rockets won the game.
Robert Covington posted a double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds and Eric Gordon produced 21 points for the Rockets.
James Harden also had 17 points and nine assists meanwhile Russell Westbrook played with 20 points against the Thunder.
Luguentz Dort, an undrafted rookie, scored his career high 30 points for the Thunder but his efforts were not enough to avoid a loss to the Rockets.
Chris Paul,35, became the oldest player to post a triple-double in a Game 7 with 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
Gallinari only scored 4 points this game over the Rockets.
The Rockets will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
– Heat defeat Bucks 116-114 to take 2-0 series lead
The Miami Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 116-114 in the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup to take 2-0 lead in the series.
After fouled by Goran Dragic, Khris Middleton scored three free throws to tie the game with four seconds left.
Then, Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled Jimmy Butler on the last play and Butler made two free throws to secure the win for the Heat.
Goran Dragic produced 23 points meanwhile Tyler Herro came off the bench to add 17 points for the Heat.
Jae Crowder contributed 16 points for Miami and Bam Adebayo added 15 points.
For the losing side, Antetokounmpo posted a double double with 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Middleton added 23 points while Brook Lopez and Eric Bledsoe each scored 16 points for the Bucks.