Podcast: Rockets take Game 5, but Harden still in a deep funk

James Harden

Backs to the wall, the Rockets finally won a home game in this series, taking Game 5 over the Blazers 108-98 Wednesday night to cut Portland’s lead to 3-2 in the series.

MoiseKapenda Bower and I talk some Rockets at the Toyota Center after Game 5: How the Twin Towers combo of Dwight Howard and Omer Asik guarded LaMarcus Aldridge (8 points on 3-12 shooting), the team defense in the fourth quarter, the transition from Game 4 goat to Game 5 hero for Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley’s “flu game” and the strangely continuing struggles of James Harden.

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