Series even as Rockets catch fire in fourth to end Warriors’ home playoff win streak at 16
James Harden goes 11 for 25 in 42 minutes of action for Houston. AP

THE Houston Rockets caught fire in the fourth, beating the Golden State Warriors, 95-92, in Game Four to even the Western Conference finals on Tuesday in Oakland (Wednesday, Manila time).

James Harden and Chris Paul showed the way, while Trevor Ariza came up with huge fourth-quarter baskets as the Rockets made it 2-2.

The top-seeded Rockets overpowered the Warriors, 25-12, in the final frame and return to Houston with the series all square.

Ariza scored five crucial points halfway through the fourth, hitting a triple before making two free throws off a Jordan Bell foul to put the Rockets ahead, 87-86.

Harden finished with 30 points, while Paul delivered 27.

The Warriors saw their playoff win run at Oracle Arena end at 16 games.

Steph Curry had 28 points, while Kevin Durant had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Golden State.

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