Spurs wrap up series with rout

The Houston Rockets saw their 2016-17 season come to an end on Thursday night, as they were hammered at home by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals, 114-75.

The Spurs play Golden State in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Golden State. The 25-year-old told reporters that he would play in Game 6 shortly after the Spurs claimed a 3-2 edge in the series following a 110-107 win on Tuesday night.

Harden took only 1 shot in the 1st quarter and 11 shots total to finish 2-11 from the field with 10 points, 6 turnovers, and he fouled out just to add to his bad stat sheet. The Spurs made the Rockets look like twelfth-graders, blowing Houston out with a 39-point massacre, despite not having San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard in the lineup. I mean, he's had a historic year, and you can't just say, 'OK, one game.' and all of the sudden, social media goes insane.

"I don't know if it's true or not, but it's nearly like mentally it just zapped us", he said.

Story line: Unbeaten and mostly untested in the postseason, the Warriors are four wins from a third straight trip to the NBA Finals as they play a banged-up San Antonio team. Rookie point guard Dejounte Murray was also outstanding, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting and finishing with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 23 minutes.

Turnover woes If the Wizards are going to have a chance to prolong the series, Brooks said they would have to start by limiting turnovers and Boston's 3-pointers.

All eyes on Sean Hannity after departure of Fox News co-president
They have both played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and journalists, " Murdoch added. CEO Roger Ailes resigned in July 2016 after ex-host Gretchen Carlson accused the executive of sexual harassment.

Jonathon Simmons scored 18 points in place of Leonard, but the MVP candidate's return is likely a necessity in order for San Antonio to compete with the Golden State juggernaut.

"Everybody picked it up", Popovich said after the Game 6 win.

Harden was not at Toyota Center for his exit interview Friday, but he took the blame for the Rockets game six loss right after it finished. Pau Gasol paired 10 points with 11 boards for San Antonio, who trailed 5-4 in the first quarter before rolling to victory. San Antonio compiled a 60-37 rebounding edge and limited Houston to 28.6 percent shooting. When the Rockets got good looks from deep, they actually shot well, hitting 47.1% on open and wide open threes.

D'Antoni said he expects the Rockets to have the best offense in National Basketball Association history next season, saying they can "add layers" to the system to help Harden. While this season was a success - the Rockets surpassed expectations and clearly have built a team that allows Harden to flourish - the final two games of this series will add to the doubts that already follow Harden and D'Antoni.

"We've got a whole summer.to put it behind us", Harden said.

Related News:

  • Iraqis open new front in battle for Mosul

    If the two nations agree on terms, Iraq would join Afghanistan in having USA troops stationed there for the foreseeable future. Government forces launched a major offensive to recapture Mosul, the last major urban stronghold of Isis in Iraq, in October.

    James Comey's independent streak, dramatic flair could haunt Trump

    When Holt then pressed the president on the topic, he maintained he wanted the investigation "to be absolutely done properly". Federal Bureau of Investigation chiefs are appointed to 10-year terms on the theory that can remove them from political sway.

    Chinese media told not to mention Belt and Road investments by country

    China has long used references to countries along the Belt and Road routes in its official communiques about the initiative. During the summit, Sharif will address a high-level dialogue and the "leaders" roundtable', the PM Office said.
  • Two ejected after confrontation at Cramer town hall in Mandan

    Two ejected after confrontation at Cramer town hall in Mandan

    A town hall meeting in Mandan with Congressman Kevin Cramer turned confrontational Thursday afternoon - leading to a brief physical altercation between two audience members.

    Turkey among countries hit in cyberattack

    The UK government has called a meeting of its crisis response committee, known as Cobra, on Saturday to discuss the situation. State media reported that digital payment systems at PetroChina gas stations were offline, forcing customers to pay cash.
    Zinedine Zidane ready for three LaLiga cup finals with Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane ready for three LaLiga cup finals with Real Madrid

    Sevilla have been towards the top of the LaLiga table all year and I think they're great, but we know these games will be tricky. Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.
  • Emma Watson celebrates historic MTV award win in gender-free acting category

    Emma Watson celebrates historic MTV award win in gender-free acting category

    While Stranger Things won the Show of the Year award, the Best Villain was won by Jeffrey Dean Morgan for The Walking Dead . The cable network eliminated gender classifications for its Movie & TV Awards that were given Sunday night in Los Angeles.

    James Gunn on Watchers, Infinity War and More!

    If you've seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , you witnessed the amusing credits scene where Groot was portrayed as a teenager. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a massive opening weekend, accumulating $425 million (Rs 2700 crore) worldwide.

    This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything

    SPICER: But can I just - one thing that I think is important to note is - is let's look at, again, how this came down. Asked about it, Yates said answering the question would require revealing classified information.
  • Rohit, Shami, Ashwin Returns For Champion Trophy, No Place For Gambhir

    In the absence of the injured KL Rahul, Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane will compete for the opener slots. Four years ago in 2013, an Indian team led by MS Dhoni lifted the Champions Trophy by beating hosts England.

    Korean leader invited to visit US

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping called Moon Thursday to congratulate him for his electoral victory. Moon said he will send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and THAAD.

    Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

    Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USA attorney under former president George W. Comey declined to make that promise but told the president he could count on his honesty, the paper said.

Most liked

Mail carriers collecting food donations Saturday to Stamp Out Hunger
Porter said he's proud of what has happened during those years, with almost 500,000 pounds of food collected for the Cache Community Food Pantry.

Cabinet Selections to Rock France after Macron Win
Macron politically is in his infancy and has no party in a formal sense, instead is leading a "movement". All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker.

United Kingdom interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack
The hacking tool, a new variant of "WannaCry" ransomware, is believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency. Microsoft released a patch for the issue in March but computers that have not been updated are still vulnerable to the attack.

Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals
When the Rockets got good looks from deep, they actually shot well, hitting 47.1% on open and wide open threes. The Spurs shot 53.1 percent (51/96) overall and 22.7 percent (5/22) from beyond the arc.

WH: 'Legal Minds' Say Trump Asking If He's Under Investigation Is OK
The White House says Trump informed Comey he was terminated. based on "clear recommendations" of Dep. In it, he claimed that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation.

Police kill inmate who took hospital employee hostage in IL
The inmate was holding the employee in a room near the hospital's emergency ward for several hours, according to the Tribune. Geneva spokesman Kevin Stahr says ambulances are on standby for anyone arriving at the hospital who need urgent care.

Antonio Conte suggests Chelsea recognise his 'real value'
"It's logical when you start the work in a new club the will is to continue to work, to try to improve your work in many years". He said: "There are three points riding on it for them and us". "They deserve a lot of credit". "We'll give it our best.

South Korea military: North Korea launches suspected missile
That missile, launched April 29, blew up over land in North Korean territory, according to a spokesman for the US Pacific Command. In a show of force at a time of rising tensions with the US, North Korea has showcased its new missile arsenal to the world.

Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Justine Done, Says Congress
Party leader Kapil Sibal also welcomed the verdict but said that Delhi was "number one" in attack, rape and harassment of women. But due to critical condition, she moved to Singapore hospital on December 29 where she lost her battle for life.

Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational
A new ransomware called "Wcry" or " Wannacry " was being used to encrypt files on the infected Windows computers. Adding that "it did not detect instances of compromise" of the systems of the country's banks.

North Korea missile flew about 700km: South Korea military
North Korea conducted another in a string of missile tests Saturday amid heightened worldwide tensions over its nuclear program. President Donald Trump shocked many diplomats when he said he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The Grand Final of Eurovision 2017
Ukrainian singers Jamala and Ruslana , the Eurovision winners of previous years, will premiere their new songs during the voting. The final result will be decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes.

Nissan, Renault among the latest targets of the global ransomware attack
Russian health ministry aide Nikita Odintsov said on Twitter, that the ministry had "quickly thwarted" the attempted attacks. The NHS has said hospitals have had to cancel some outpatient appointments because of the attack.

Made-in-China jet takes first flight
Boeing, which is reportedly planning to build a facility in China, reportedly congratulated Comac on the plane's development. The jet by state-owned firm Comac has been planned since 2008 but the flight was repeatedly pushed back.

Spurs hammer Rockets to reach conference finals
Harden almost averaged a triple-double during the regular season, posting 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game. Game 1 is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at Oracle Arena, with Game 2 set for Tuesday night at 6 p.m.