NBA Playoffs Game 3: San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets – May 5, 2017

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets

In the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets will square off on Friday in Game 3 of the best of 7 series. The series is tied at 1, with both teams winning a game in San Antonio. The Spurs are the 2 seed in the Western Conference and took down Memphis in the first round

The Houston Rockets needed just 5 games to eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round. The Rockets are the third seed, behind Golden State and the Spurs. The Houston Rockets are favorites in this game on Friday. The Rockets are listed at -4 over the San Antonio Spurs.

Rockets Solid at Home

The Houston Rockets won 30 out of 41 games at home during the regular season. The Rockets won all three games at home against the Thunder in the first round. Houston has been tremendous offensively, as they scored 115.3 points per game during the regular season. In the postseason, the Rockets have scored 100+ points in every game but Game 2 against the Spurs.

The Houston Rockets are led by James Harden. Harden is going to be a candidate for Most Valuable Player award. The bearded superstar scored just over 29 points per game and led with 11.2 assists per game. Houston reached the postseason after missing last year, winning just 41 games.

Spurs Looking to Copy Game 2

The San Antonio Spurs are looking to copy their Game 2 win, and certainly get rid of the Game 1 thoughts. The Spurs are on the road in this game, where they went 30-11 in the regular season. In the postseason, San Antonio went 1-2 in the series at Memphis. The Spurs won the Southwest Division over Houston by 6 games.

The Spurs are led by Kawhi Leonard. The small forward is scoring 25.5 points per game on the season. The Spurs are known for their defense. San Antonio ranked second in all of Major League Baseball, as they allowed 98.1 points per game.

Tight Game in Houston

The first two games have been blowouts. Houston went on the road and won the first game in a blowout. In the second game, the Spurs won easily at home. This is going to be a very competitive game, with it coming down to the final possessions. Look for both teams to trade big shots late.

In the end, the San Antonio Spurs are going to cover the spread on the road, but Houston is going to win the game. Look for a big shot from Harden late in this game, which gives Houston a win. Bet the Spurs +4.5, but take the Rockets to win the game on Friday night in the National Basketball Association.