Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball pla
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates a score with teammate Gerald Green (14) during the first half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, left, is pressured by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half in Game 2 of the NB
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) defends during the first half of Game
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, reaches for the ball held by Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of the
Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) scores past Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the first half during Game 2 of the NBA Western
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.
The Rockets didn't trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. They head to Oakland, California for Game 3 on Sunday night feeling much better after rebounding from a deflating 119-106 loss in the series opener.
P.J. Tucker added a playoff career-high 22 and Trevor Ariza had 19 as both bounced back after struggling in Game 1.
Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points.