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Game thread: Rockets vs. Spurs - Game 6

James Harden is looking to bounce back tonight at home.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the Rockets are catching a break with Kawhi Leonard sitting out tonight’s Game 6 at the Toyota Center. That means James Harden and Mike D’Antoni have a chance at redemption after pooching it late in Game 5 under similar Leonard-free circumstances.

D’Antoni says the 7-man rotation stays, so don’t expect much different with the Houston approach tonight, but hopefully we end up with a different result. Remember, anything can happen in a Game 7, so if the Rockets can take advantage of a short-handed Spurs team tonight, I’m all in on our heros in red in Game 7 (that was my initial prediction anyway).

Let’s see if The Beard has it in him to erase the bad taste Game 5 left in everyone’s mouth. The Rockets are 17-5 in elimination games at home over the last 25 years, the best mark in the NBA over that time frame. We can do this.

Go Rockets!