Jones ignites Rockets to a season-saving Game 6 win vs. Clippers
05/15/2015 05:10 PM
LOS ANGELES — Down double digits and facing elimination, the Houston Rockets had a problem and needed a spark to save their season.
Enter Terrence Jones.
The former Wildcat and 2012 NCAA champion channeled his big-game experience to total 16 points and five rebounds in the Rockets stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of their playoff series against Chris Paul and the Clippers on Thursday night.
Down 13 entering the fourth quarter, Houston exploded for 40 points over the final 12 minutes, silencing the Staples Center crowd and forcing a decisive Game 7 back in the Lone Star State on Sunday.
But when the Rockets where down a game-high 19 in third, it was Jones who kept up the energy.
The third-year player scored Houston’s next basket off an offensive rebound and posted seven points in the next 2:46 to close the gap to a manageable 92-79 deficit by the end of the quarter.
It was a historic comeback for the Rockets, who before last night were a combined 0-49 in franchise playoff history when trailing by 10 points or more entering the fourth quarter.
KSTV discussed Jones’ role in the epic comeback, along with the Rockets chances of winning the series in Game 7.