Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

November 2nd, 2015 by Jared Johnson Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets are finally in the win column. They defeated the previously unbeaten Oklahoma City Thunder 110-105 on Monday night at the Toyota Center to improve to 1-3.

Early on, the contest looked like more of the same for both teams. James Harden couldn't hit anything from the outside, Houston's offense lacked chemistry and the Thunder's Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook pairing was offensive dynamite.

At the half, OKC led 65-54 and seemed ready to run away with the game.

However, the Rockets came out with a surge of energy in the third quarter, mucking the game up and forcing several bad passes and lost dribbles by Oklahoma City. The Thunder turned the ball over 25 times in all, and Houston had 18 steals.

Harden also gave the team a major offensive boost with his first good shooting performance of the season. Despite a rough first quarter, he made 12 of his 26 field-goal attempts and finished with 37 points.

The teams traded buckets at the end of the game, but two big free throws by Dwight Howard in the final seconds put the game out of reach at 110-105. 

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