GOING THE DISTANCE
No team in NBA history has overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series, and only three teams have trailed 3-0 and forced a Game 7 — the 1951 New York Knicks against the Rochester Royals; the 1994 Denver Nuggets against the Utah Jazz; and the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers against the Dallas Mavericks.
In each instance, the home team won Game 7.
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF
Friday marked only the second time in playoff history that four Game 6s were held the same day.
On that previous occasion, all four teams that held a 3-2 lead closed out the series.
ROCKETS GET RECORD-SETTING SHOOTING
Through the first five games, the Rockets had already made a franchise-record 56 3-pointers in the series.
Houston's previous record was 45 against Utah in 1997.
Four technical fouls were called in Game 6.
Kendrick Perkins and Francisco Garcia got into a shoving match with 8:51 remaining in the opening quarter. The two had to be separated but continued jawing even after that. Perkins then responded to a chorus of boos aimed at him from the crowd by doing a set of push-ups.
Kevin Durant and Rockets center Omer Asik were called for a double technical foul with 2.8 seconds remaining in the first half. The two began jawing after slapping each other's hand away from their respective bodies.