Spurs Rout Rockets 114-75 In Game 6, Advance To Western Conference Finals

With no Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs had no trouble routing the Houston Rockets to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs took a lead with just over five minutes to go in the first quarter and never gave it up. They lead by at least 20 points for nearly all of the second half in their 114-75 win. 

The Rockets' offense more closely resembled the Game 5 overtime offense than rest of year version. The Rockets shot just 27.6 percent from the field, were 13 of 40 from 3-point range and committed 13 turnovers. The Spurs shot 53.1 percent had coughed it up just seven times. 

LaMarcus Aldridge, after struggling early in the series, was fantastic in Game 6. He had 34 points and 12 rebounds.

Six others reached double figures for the Spurs, including all five starters. Pau Gasol had a double-double with 10 points, 10 boards, five assists and three blocks. Patty Mills had 14 points and seven assists, while Danny Green reached 10. Former D-League tryout player Jonathon Simmons racked up 18 points.

Potential Spurs point guard of the future Dejounte Murray had one of his best games. He had 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. 

James Harden was downright bad for Houston. He had 10 points on just 2 of 11 eight shooting. He had seven assists, but turned the ball over six times before fouling out. Trevor Ariza led the Rockets with 20 points, while Clint Capela had 15 points and 12 boards. Eric Gordon was a non-factor with six points. 

The most interesting part of the blowout might have been the mini-scuffle between Green and Ariza.

The Spurs now face the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors have yet to lose a game this postseason. 

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