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Rockets bench laughs at Andre Roberson’s bad free throw shooting (Video)

It’s safe to say the Rockets’ bench enjoyed watching Andre Roberson miss free throw attempts on Sunday.

Houston left Oklahoma City with a 113-109 victory over the Thunder and took a 3-1 in their best-of-seven series. Among the reasons the Rockets were able to come away with the win was the poor free throw shooting by the Thunder.

The Thunder converted on just 18-of-32 shots from the line. Roberson struggled mightily, making just 2-of-12 attempts. Houston knows Roberson is not the best free throw shooter, so they repeatedly sent him to the line, hoping he would miss. And he did for the most part.

At one point late in the fourth quarter, after a Roberson miss, the Rockets bench could be seen cracking up with laughter.

During the regular season, Roberson was at 42 percent shooter from the free-throw line. However, he provides value to the Thunder as the team’s best defender, which makes for a tough decision for head coach Billy Donovan in late game situations such as Sunday.

While Roberson did contribute in other ways, including 13 points, two steals, and five blocked shots, it was his lack of makes from the free throw line that drew criticism and laughter.

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