Rockets rally late, upend Spurs
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - James Harden's jumper with 4.5 seconds left lifted the Houston Rockets to a 96-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Trailing 93-89, Chandler Parsons buried a triple to make it 93-92 with 1:19 left.
Tony Parker, who scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, then knocked down a pair of free throws seven seconds later to make it a three- point game.
Following a timeout, Harden was fouled while attempting a 3-pointer, but went just 2-for-3 from the charity stripe to make it 95-94 with just over a minute remaining.
Tim Duncan missed a short jumper, but the Spurs retained possession after winning a jumpball. Kawhi Leonard looked to put San Antonio ahead by four with a trey from the left corner, but the ball hit the side of the backboard.
Following another timeout, Harden threw the inbounds pass to Omer Asik, who quickly tapped it back, and Harden pulled up and buried a jumper from just inside the arc.
The Spurs had a chance to win the game, but Duncan bricked a fadeaway jumper, and Manu Ginobili's putback didn't fall at the buzzer.
03/24 21:43:40 ET