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James Harden has 31 points, Rockets beat Thunder 112-101


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Jan 15 2015 11:44PM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden loved how the Houston Rockets played in the first quarter Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He only wishes they'd play that way more often.

"That's the beauty of this thing," Harden said. "We could be so good, but at times we have mental lapses where we let teams get comfortable."

Harden scored 15 of his 31 points in the first quarter and the Rockets won 112-101.

The Rockets led 40-18 after one and didn't trail again to bounce back after a loss to Orlando on Wednesday night that snapped a four-game winning streak.

Harden came just short of a triple-double with 10 assists and nine rebounds. Trevor Ariza added 17 points and four steals for Houston.

The Thunder scored the first three points of the fourth quarter to cut it to 10, but Houston used a 12-0 run to make it 100-78 and cruise to the victory - the 200th of coach Kevin McHale's career.

It was the 17th 30-point game this season for Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring.

Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder. They have lost three of their last four games.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said his team can't play like it did in the first quarter and expect to win.

"We struggled getting back," Brooks said. "We struggled covering the 3-point line. They were getting everything they wanted in the first quarter ... we can't give up a 40-point quarter."

A 6-0 run by Oklahoma City got the team within 11 with about four minutes left, but Houston scored six quick points after that to make it 108-91.

"They are a very good team, KD and Russ (Westbrook) are capable of going on a run by themselves, and so we put emphasis on it to kind of slow them down and try to make other players make plays," Harden said.

Harden made his fifth 3-pointer with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter before back-to-back 3s by Serge Ibaka got the Thunder to 82-71.

Josh Smith got going after that, outscoring Oklahoma City 6-4 in the next 2 minutes.

Houston was up 88-75 entering the fourth quarter.

A 3-pointer by Patrick Beverley pushed Houston's lead to 47-26 with about 9 minutes left in the first half. The Thunder rolled for a bit after that, using a 10-3 spurt, punctuated with a dunk by Durant to cut it to 50-36. That run was helped by a pair of turnovers by Harden.

Westbrook had turnovers on back to back plays with about 5 minutes left in the second quarter with the first one resulting in a one-handed dunk by Harden to leave the Rockets up 54-39.

Durant had 15 points in the second quarter to cut Houston's lead to 64-53 at halftime.

The Rockets made three 3-pointers, with two from Harden, in the game's first 3 1/2 minutes to jump out to a 12-4 lead. Howard had three dunks in the next couple of minutes to power an 11-2 run that extended the lead to 23-6.

The Rockets were up by 15 later in the quarter scoring nine straight points, with the first six from Harden to make it 40-16.

They made 6 of 10 3-pointers in the period with three from Harden to score their most points in a quarter this season.

TIP-INS

Thunder: The 40 points the Thunder allowed in the first quarter were the most they've allowed in a quarter since moving to Oklahoma City in 2008. ... Westbrook finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Rockets: F Terrence Jones remains out with nerve inflammation in his left leg. He hasn't played since Nov. 3. ... It was "Throwback Thursday" with both teams wearing throwback uniforms, fans receiving "Clutch City" T-shirts and 1980s rapper Tone Loc performing his hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" at halftime.

HARDEN'S BIG MONTH: Harden was presented with a trophy for being named the Western Conference's player of the month for December before the game. It's the first time Harden has received the honor and the first time a Rocket has gotten it since Yao Ming in January of 2008. He earned it after averaging 30.6 points, 7.1 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals a game in a month where the Rockets went 9-5. He led the NBA with eight 30-point games, including three with 40 or more points, in that span.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host Golden State on Friday night.

Rockets: Host Golden State on Saturday night.


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OKC
HOU
     
    • 43.2%

    • 47.7%

    • 37.9%

    • 44.4%

    • 71.4%

    • 73.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC HOU
Total Rebounds 43 41
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Turnovers 17 12
Fast Break Pts: 19 10
Biggest Lead: 4 26
Points in the Paint: 40 46
OKC HOU
p Durant   24 Harden   31
rb Durant   10 Harden   9
a Westbrook   8 Harden   10
s Westbrook   5 Ariza   4
b Durant   3 3 players   1
 
  • 11/16 - HOU 69 @ OKC 65
  • 01/15 - OKC 101 @ HOU 112
  • 04/05 - HOU 115 @ OKC 112
Oklahoma City Thunder (18-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 40:11 8-12 4-6 4-4 -11 3 7 10 1 1 0 4 3 0 24
S. Ibaka F 32:46 4-11 2-4 3-3 -16 0 7 7 3 2 0 0 1 0 13
S. Adams C 15:00 1-3 0-0 3-4 -19 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
A. Roberson G 08:01 0-4 0-2 0-0 -12 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
R. Westbrook G 37:47 6-13 1-3 3-4 -11 3 5 8 8 5 5 8 0 1 16
D. Waiters   31:28 6-16 2-5 2-4 -7 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 0 16
K. Perkins   19:35 2-4 0-0 2-3 -1 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 6
R. Jackson   25:15 7-12 1-3 1-3 0 0 6 6 6 1 1 1 1 1 16
N. Collison   02:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
A. Morrow   18:11 0-3 0-3 2-3 +8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
I. Smith   02:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Jones   02:58 0-1 0-1 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lamb   02:58 1-2 1-2 0-0 +6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total   240 35-81 11-29 20-28   10 33 43 25 19 8 17 9 3 101
  43.2% 37.9% 71.4%   team rebs: 14 total to: 17
Houston Rockets (28-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 38:06 6-15 3-9 2-2 +5 0 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 2 17
D. Motiejunas F 28:34 6-12 2-3 0-0 +19 1 3 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 14
D. Howard C 33:38 5-11 0-0 3-4 +9 2 6 8 1 3 3 1 1 1 13
J. Harden G 37:22 9-15 6-8 7-9 +23 1 8 9 10 3 1 2 0 2 31
P. Beverley G 31:54 5-11 3-7 0-0 +5 0 5 5 1 3 1 2 1 2 13
J. Smith   19:12 6-10 0-1 1-2 +5 4 3 7 2 0 1 3 0 2 13
J. Terry   14:29 0-2 0-2 0-0 +4 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
C. Brewer   26:52 2-7 1-4 0-0 -9 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 5
K. Papanikolaou   06:36 2-2 1-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
J. Dorsey   01:39 0-0 0-0 1-2 -1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
A. Shved   01:39 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones DND - Left Leg Nerve Inflammation
Total   240 41-86 16-36 14-19   11 30 41 25 19 12 12 3 9 112
  47.7% 44.4% 73.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Thunder: Jerrett, McGary
  • Rockets: Canaan, Capela, Johnson

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Rockets: Terry

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #44 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 18315
  • Duration: 2:25
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Adams (Ibaka gains possession)
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  11:43
[OKC 2-0]
 
  11:23 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Adams (1 ST) 
Roberson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  11:17  
Roberson Violation:Kicked Ball  11:08  
  10:57 Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:56  
Adams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  10:41
[OKC 4-0]
 
Adams Violation:Kicked Ball  10:31  
  10:12
[HOU 3-4]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  09:53 Ariza Violation:Kicked Ball 
Adams Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ibaka Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:33  
  09:33
[HOU 4-4]
Harden Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  09:26
[HOU 7-4]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Durant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54
[HOU 9-4]
Motiejunas Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Roberson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:36 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Roberson (1 BLK) 
  08:35 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:32
[HOU 12-4]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:25  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Westbrook Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:08  
  08:01
[HOU 14-4]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Roberson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:24
[HOU 16-4]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
  07:12 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:12
[OKC 5-16]
 
Roberson Substitution replaced by Waiters  07:12  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:12
[OKC 6-16]
 
  06:54
[HOU 18-6]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Adams Hook Bank Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:34
[HOU 21-6]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:27  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:00 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK) 
  05:59 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:58
[HOU 23-6]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:42 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Adams Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:42  
Durant Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  05:42
[OKC 7-23]
 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  05:33  
  05:32 Jump Ball Beverley vs Westbrook (Ibaka gains possession) 
Team Rebound  05:32  
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:27  
Waiters Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:20
[OKC 9-23]
 
  05:02 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:01  
  05:00 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:00 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:44
[OKC 12-23]
 
  04:31 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:29
[HOU 25-12]
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:11
[OKC 14-25]
 
  03:56
[HOU 27-14]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  03:44  
Waiters Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40
[HOU 28-14]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:40 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Jackson  03:40  
  03:40
[HOU 29-14]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  03:23  
  03:19
[HOU 31-14]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  03:03
[OKC 16-31]
 
Perkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  02:52  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Durant Substitution replaced by Collison  02:52  
  02:52 Ariza Substitution replaced by Howard 
  02:52 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:52
[HOU 32-16]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS) 
  02:52
[HOU 33-16]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  02:52
[HOU 34-16]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:33 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:24
[HOU 37-16]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:04  
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  02:04  
  01:55 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Morrow  01:51  
  01:51 Jump Ball Smith vs Collison (Harden gains possession) 
Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:47  
  01:35 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
  01:28 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:28 Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  01:16  
  01:08
[HOU 40-16]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  00:55.4 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:55.4  
Team Rebound  00:55.4  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:55.4
[OKC 17-40]
 
  00:39.3 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:38.3  
  00:38.3 Papanikolaou Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Morrow Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:38.3  
Team Rebound  00:38.3  
Morrow Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:38.3
[OKC 18-40]
 
  00:23.8 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.8  
Jackson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[HOU 42-18]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  11:23  
  11:17
[HOU 44-18]
Papanikolaou Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:55 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:39
[OKC 20-44]
 
Durant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:25  
  10:25
[HOU 45-20]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:25 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:25  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  10:16
[OKC 22-45]
 
  10:16 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  10:16
[OKC 23-45]
 
  09:53 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:52  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:45
[OKC 26-45]
 
Durant Violation:Kicked Ball  09:31  
  09:31 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  09:31 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  09:22
[HOU 47-26]
Beverley Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST)  09:06
[OKC 29-47]
 
  08:43 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:42  
  08:35 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:35  
  08:35 Howard Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:35  
Team Rebound  08:35  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Westbrook  08:35  
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:35  
  08:35 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:23 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Jackson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  08:19
[OKC 31-47]
 
  08:09 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:08  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:52 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:29
[HOU 50-31]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  07:15
[OKC 34-50]
 
  06:56 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  06:51
[OKC 36-50]
 
  06:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Ibaka  06:45  
  06:32
[HOU 52-36]
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
Team Rebound  06:15  
  06:15 Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST)  06:05
[OKC 39-52]
 
Westbrook Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:54  
  05:48 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:34 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:33  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:22 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Morrow Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:15  
  05:03 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:56  
  04:48
[HOU 54-39]
Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  04:33  
Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:18  
Ibaka Violation:Kicked Ball  04:14  
  04:09 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:07  
Jackson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  04:04  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:03  
  03:59 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:59
[OKC 40-54]
 
  03:59 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Ibaka Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:59
[OKC 41-54]
 
  03:35 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (2 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:34  
  03:34 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:34
[OKC 42-54]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:34
[OKC 43-54]
 
  03:13
[HOU 57-43]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  03:09 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:09
[OKC 44-57]
 
  02:49 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:48  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (1 AST)  02:40
[OKC 46-57]
 
  02:19
[HOU 59-46]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:51 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST)  01:45
[OKC 48-59]
 
Ibaka Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:32  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:32  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Waiters  01:32  
  01:32
[HOU 60-48]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:32
[HOU 61-48]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  01:20  
  01:16
[HOU 63-48]
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
  01:01 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
  01:01 Harden Substitution replaced by Terry 
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:00  
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  00:59.5
[OKC 50-63]
 
  00:59.5 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:59.5 Beverley Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  00:59.5
[OKC 51-63]
 
  00:47.9 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (2 ST) 
Durant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST)  00:43.4
[OKC 53-63]
 
Ibaka Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:28.5  
  00:28.5
[HOU 64-53]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:28.5 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:28.5  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.2  
  00:02.2 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[HOU 67-53]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (2 AST)  11:29
[OKC 55-67]
 
  11:23 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (3 ST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  11:22  
Durant Violation:Kicked Ball  11:22  
  11:05 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Roberson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:37 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:36  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:27  
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:26  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:19  
  10:19 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:19  
Team Rebound  10:19  
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:19
[OKC 56-67]
 
  10:05 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK) 
  10:03 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:54 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roberson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:53  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
Roberson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:37  
Roberson Layup Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Adams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:09
[HOU 69-56]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Roberson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  08:57  
  08:56 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Roberson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:47  
Roberson Substitution replaced by Waiters  08:47  
  08:32
[HOU 72-56]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:52 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (4 ST) 
  07:44 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:44
[OKC 57-72]
 
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:44
[OKC 58-72]
 
  07:21
[HOU 75-58]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  07:05
[OKC 61-75]
 
  06:52 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (5 ST) 
Westbrook Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:49
[OKC 63-75]
 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:20  
  06:20 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:20 Team Rebound 
  06:20 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:20  
  06:05 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:05
[OKC 64-75]
 
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:05
[OKC 65-75]
 
  05:49 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:48  
Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  05:43  
  05:27
[HOU 77-65]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:48
[HOU 79-65]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:48  
  04:48 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  04:36  
  04:14
[HOU 82-65]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:07  
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:06  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:51  
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  03:46
[OKC 68-82]
 
  03:18 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Adams Substitution replaced by Perkins  03:18  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:02  
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  02:53
[OKC 71-82]
 
  02:32
[HOU 84-71]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  02:15  
  02:06 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:03  
Waiters Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (3 AST)  01:58
[OKC 73-84]
 
  01:39
[HOU 86-73]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Durant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST)  01:21
[OKC 75-86]
 
  01:05
[HOU 88-75]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Durant Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:45.8  
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Howard (3 ST)  00:44.9  
  00:39.5 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (1 BLK) 
  00:39.5 Team Rebound 
  00:39.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:39.5 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  00:33.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:32.8 Team Rebound 
Waiters Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  00:32.8  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Jackson  00:32.8  
  00:08.8 Ariza Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:07.9  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Terry Violation:Kicked Ball 
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Westbrook Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:37  
  11:28 Terry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  11:28 Terry Technical 
Morrow Free Throw Technical (2 PTS)  11:28
[OKC 76-88]
 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST)  11:20
[OKC 78-88]
 
  11:05 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Waiters  11:05  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:48 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK) 
  10:48 Team Rebound 
  10:40
[HOU 91-78]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:25  
Perkins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:18  
  10:01
[HOU 93-78]
Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:01  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Durant  10:01  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:37 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (2 BLK) 
  09:35 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:29
[HOU 95-78]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Waiters Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:07
[HOU 97-78]
Smith Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:06  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Westbrook  09:06  
  09:06 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:56  
  08:37 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:36  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:17
[HOU 100-78]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:01  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:44
[OKC 80-100]
 
  07:15 Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:15  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  07:07  
  06:58 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:57  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:40
[OKC 82-100]
 
  06:40 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Ibaka  06:40  
  06:40 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS)  06:40
[OKC 83-100]
 
  06:30 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:24
[OKC 85-100]
 
  06:11 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (3 BLK) 
  06:09 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:09 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:08  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:01 Smith Substitution replaced by Harden 
  05:52 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:51  
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:32
[HOU 102-85]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:52 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:51  
  04:41 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:41 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Ibaka Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST)  04:36
[OKC 87-102]
 
  04:36 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:36
[OKC 88-102]
 
  04:22 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Westbrook Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:20  
  04:01 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:59  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST)  03:46
[OKC 91-102]
 
Westbrook Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21
[HOU 103-91]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (29 PTS) 
  03:21
[HOU 104-91]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (30 PTS) 
  03:21
[HOU 105-91]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (31 PTS) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:09 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:00
[HOU 108-91]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Durant Substitution replaced by Smith  02:58  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Morrow  02:58  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Jones  02:58  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Lamb  02:58  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:45 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:25 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:24  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lamb (1 AST)  02:18
[OKC 94-108]
 
  01:53 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:46
[OKC 96-108]
 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:39 Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  01:39 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  01:39 Harden Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:39 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  01:28 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:25  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:03 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:01  
  01:01
[HOU 109-96]
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:01 Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:01  
Lamb 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:50.6
[OKC 99-109]
 
  00:37.5
[HOU 112-99]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dorsey (1 AST) 
Waiters Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  00:24.8
[OKC 101-112]
 
  00:00.8 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
OKC
2nd Northwest
45
37
4-6
29-12
16-25
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
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HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4