The Rockets' offense overwhelmed the Warriors like no team had this season, keeping Golden State from finishing off the sweep.
Rockets center Dwight Howard lingered around the Toyota Center well into Tuesday morning as fans were advised not to leave because of severe weather conditions.
After a woeful Game 3, James Harden focused his anger on Golden State to deliver his best playoff performance and keep Houston's series hopes alive.
Following the Rockets' win Monday to stave off playoff elimination, a memo was placed in the locker of every Rockets player detailing the media availability had the Warriors clinched the series.
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points, and the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over Golden State.
Warriors star Stephen Curry missed the equivalent of a quarter after taking a hard fall on his head, neck and back area near the basket in the second quarter of Monday night's Game 4.
Facing the prospect of elimination from the playoffs Monday night, Rockets guard Jason Terry was adamant that Game 4 of these Western Conference finals would by no means be his last.
Face-to-face with elimination against the Warriors, the Rockets need an all-time great performance from James Harden in Game 4.
Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, James Harden. Steph Curry is running through his fellow All-NBA First Teamers on the road to the Finals.
For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?
Points Per Game103.96th
Rebounds Per Game43.714th
Assists Per Game22.29th
Rockets @ Warriors
ORACLE Arena - Thu 5/28