Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT

With veteran point guard Tony Parker ruled of the season with a leg injury in game two, Mills was promoted to Spurs' starting point guard for the first time in the series for the crucial home game. "The diving on loose balls, coming up with whatever it may be, you're throwing your body on the line in those situations".

Numerous talking heads on television were criticizing Houston coach Mike D'Antoni for only using seven players in Game 5. "Especially as exhausted as (James) Harden kind of looks and the way the Warriors really D up and with Draymond and the length of that defense, I think it would be an easier series against Houston, but like you said I don't think either are extending to six games or anything".

After getting blown out in their last trip the Houston, the Spurs know eliminating a team with its back against the wall will be a huge task.

With players tiring and missing shots, James Harden stopped playing Rockets basketball and tried to be the hero in overtime.

"I think we all made a decision to be aggressive", Green said of Leonard's absence, "regardless of what was going to happen. We weren't going to lose the game being on our heels". He had been using a resistance band to either test or loosen up the ankle on the bench, but he and the Spurs staff eventually decided it wasn't worth having Leonard on the court, even as a decoy.

Houston surrendered 18 offensive rebounds to the Spurs and slipped into an offensive slog as the game closed, scoring 22 points during the fourth quarter and overtime. Leonard finished with 22 points in what seemed like a hard night for him.

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Leonard rolled his ankle badly late in Game 5 on Tuesday night. However, the Rockets already have two wins in San Antonio so far this year, so they will not be fazed by the task at hand.

No matter what happens during the remaining games between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, Manu Ginobili, 40, will always have this incredible highlight.

This one hurts. A very impressive defensive performance from Clint Capela, an EXTREMELY efficient shooting night from Patrick Beverley, and a fantastic first half from James Harden were all for naught. Game 6, 8 p.m., ESPN.

The Spurs trailed by 11 and 12 points after the first quarter in losing games 1 and 4.

While happy to return to friendlier confines, the Celtics say they aren't feeling any added pressure despite being unable to recover from game-changing runs by the Wizards in Games Three and Four.

"I'm not sure if you saw the wrong foot right handed dunk, but that's one for the record books right there", Danny Green said after the game in relation to Ginobili's dunk.

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