The Rockets' role players proved to be the difference as they smashed the Warriors 127-105 in Game Two of the Western Conference finals in Houston. P.J. Tucker, Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon combined for 68 points on 25-of-33 shooting, including six threes and a playoff career-high 27 from Gordon. Tucker had five of Houston's 16 hits from deep, where the Rockets outscored Golden State by 21. James Harden contributed 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Rockets evened the best-of-seven series at one. Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 38 points in the second half to try and keep the Warriors close. Steph Curry was the only other Golden State player in double-figures with 16 points, but was just 1-of-8 from behind the arc. Houston ended the game on a 19-to-2 run. Game Three is Sunday in Oakland.
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