LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Chris Paul and the Thunder had their backs to the bubble wall, a tougher spot than usual when facing elimination.
This time meant lots of packing, getting ready for a potential return home after a long time away. They weren't interested in their trip — or their season — ending.
“We're not ready to go yet,” Paul said.
He made sure they wouldn't.
Paul gave the Thunder at least one more game at Disney, scoring 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 104-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 6 of a Western Conference first-round series.
Paul made two free throws with 13.1 seconds left and the game tied at 100, and Danilo Gallinari added two more after a turnover by Russell Westbrook to finish it off.
Game 7 will be Wednesday night, with the winner advancing to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. James Harden said the Rockets' mindset won't change.
“To go win," he said. "It's simple.”