The Golden State Warriors jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start Tuesday evening's contest and it appeared that the hosts would run away with Game 4 and the series as a whole.
Looks can be deceiving, however, as the Houston Rockets took the lead in the second quarter, overcame a torrid third from the hosts and held on to regain home court from the defending NBA Champions.
When all was said and done the Rockets defeated the Warriors 95-92 Tuesday evening at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The Rockets evened up the series at 2-2, with the Western Conference Finals heading back to Texas for a series momentum-defining Game 5.
Leading the way in the Game 4 was James Harden, as the 28-year-old shooting guard from Bellflower, California had a game high 30 points, while pulling down four rebounds and passing out four assists for the contest.
The Warriors headed to the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead, but were outscored 25-12 in the final frame to lose by three points.
The Rockets even missed their final five shots of the game and the Warriors had the final shot to send the game into overtime, but a Klay Thompson three-point attempt missed wide.
Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors in defeat, as the 30-year-old point guard from Akron, Ohio finished with a team high 28 points, while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out two assists for the game.
Houston are now 29/20 to win the series, with Golden State 20/33.
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