The Oklahoma City Thunder came into Saturday knowing that it was their last realistic hope of advancing to the next round of the NBA Playoffs. Down 0-2 to the Houston Rockets, they could not afford to lose Game 3 and try to fight back from that endless hole. They avoided that fate as they went on to win 119-107 in overtime to make a series of it here. Dennis Shroder, a name few would predict would be the difference maker, led the charge with 29 points overall.
Chris Paul, the former Rocket traded last summer, was also massive, scoring 26 points of his own, including two three-pointers in OT following the disqualification of James Harden. Speaking of which, Harden had 38 in the losing effort here. In other action, it was as you would expect. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers went up 2-1 in their respective series by downing eight-seeded Orlando and Portland. The Bucks had it slightly easier than the Lakers, but both got their in the end. The Miami Heat went up 3-0 over the Indiana Pacers, and they can close it out come Monday.