Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points in the third quarter but didn't do anything in the fourth quarter until he hit two clutch free throws with 3.8 seconds left on the clock to secure a 104-100 win over the Rockets on Monday to force a Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Gallinari finished with 25 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers on 9-of-17 shooting in the win. Gallo was special in the third quarter and played well for the first three stanzas, then came through when it mattered near the final buzzer. This was a game of runs and the Thunder went on a 15-5 run in the third quarter and then Lu Dort hit a couple 3-pointers and helped spark an 8-0 run to give OKC a 77-75 lead at the end of the third. Houston then want on a 14-1 run for a 98-95 lead in the fourth quarter, but Russell Westbrook made too many mistakes for Houston to hold on. This was Gallo's best game since his Game 1, 29-point peformance and he had scored a total of 10 points in Games 4 & 5. He'll likely need to keep it going on Wednesday in Game 7 if the Thunder are going to pull off the miraculous upset. Aug 31 11:49 pm (EST)
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