Victory is within reach. There need not be a Game Seven.
The Triangle is working, the ball is getting to the rim, and for six or seven minutes the Rockets' turnover disease came out of remission. The attack stalled a bit in the last couple of minutes, but the Lakers' push was enough to take a seven-point bite out of the lead.
The interior D needs to get more stout, and Phil needs to optimize the lineup for the last 12 minutes, but hope is in the air.
One more strong run, and it's on to the conference finals. Keep on rocking, commenters. This is the fourth-quarter thread.