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Harden's 41 points helps Rockets beat Thunder 115-112


By CLIFF BRUNT
Posted Apr 05 2015 5:28PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) James Harden led a postgame dance session in the Houston locker room.

And why not? He scored 41 points, and his Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 on Sunday.

In the process, Harden bested of one of his top challengers for the MVP award and silenced the fans who constantly booed him in the building where he once was beloved. The former Thunder star scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to give his team a cushion.

"That's my job," Harden said. "It's what I do. I go out there and I take the big shots. My teammates did a great job the entire game of making shots, getting to the rim, just being in attack mode, being aggressive. In the fourth quarter, then, I've got to make shots."

Harden and Westbrook, the league's top two scorers, both entered the game averaging 27.5 points. Harden made 12 of 22 shots and 6 of 9 3-pointers before fouling out with 33 seconds left. The Rockets hung on to win for the seventh time in eight games.

"Guys are locked in," Harden said. "They're focused on what we need to do to win, no matter who gets the credit, no matter who gets the glory."

Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his 11th triple-double of the season and the 18th of his career. Enes Kanter added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight. Their lead over New Orleans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference was cut to a half-game.

According to STATS, Westbrook's 11 triple-doubles are the most for a player in a season since Jason Kidd had 13 in 2007-08, and his nine triple-doubles in a 20-game span are the most in such a stretch since Chicago's Michael Jordan had 11 in 15 games from March 25-April 21, 1989.

The Rockets led 89-80 early in the fourth quarter before Westbrook re-entered the game. The Thunder chipped away, and Westbrook tied the score at 100 with a 3-pointer with just more than 3 minutes to play.

Harden made 3-pointers over Oklahoma City's Kyle Singler on consecutive possessions to put the Rockets up 106-101. Harden made another jumper from near the foul line, this time over Westbrook, to bump the lead to seven.

"The shots that he made were tough shots - step a guy back," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "But he's been doing it all year. He works hard on those shots, and he makes them."

Oklahoma City's Anthony Morrow sank a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 114-112 with 5.5 seconds to play. Houston's Corey Brewer missed the second of two free throws with 5 seconds remaining to give the Thunder a chance. Westbrook missed a deep off-balance 3-pointer as time expired.

The Rockets led 42-29 in the second quarter before back-to-back dunks by Westbrook shifted the momentum. Back-to-back 3s by Morrow and D.J. Augustin cut Houston's lead to 52-47. Harden's 3-pointer late in the shot clock over Westbrook with 13.7 seconds left in the half gave the Rockets a 55-47 edge at the break. Houston led 83-77 at the end of the third.

The Thunder knew how important the game was, so they dug in after they trailed by 11 with 7:08 remaining to make it tight down the stretch.

"It just says that we at least have some fight in us," Westbrook said. "Unfortunately it wasn't enough."

Houston shot 55 percent in the final period to hold on.

"The biggest thing is we stay calm," Houston center Dwight Howard said. "We don't allow a team making a run to affect us mentally. We stay together. We come into the huddle and we talk to each other, then we go out there and execute."

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TIP-INS

Rockets: Howard scored 22 points in 23 minutes. ... F Donatas Motiejunas missed his sixth straight game with lower back pain. ... Houston made 12 of 19 shots in the second quarter.

Thunder: Oklahoma City was without F Nick Collison (left ankle sprain), G Andre Roberson (left ankle sprain) and F Serge Ibaka (right knee surgery). None are expected back soon. ... The Thunder wore their alternate uniforms with sleeves. ... G Dion Waiters drew a technical foul with 9:21 left in the third quarter. ... C Steven Adams fouled out with 6:04 remaining. ... Morrow scored 22 points and made 6 of 8 3-pointers.

STAT LINES

Harden maintained his miniscule lead over Westbrook in the race for the scoring title. The Rockets star now has scored 2,104 points in 76 games for an average of 27.684 points per game. Westbrook has scored 1,715 points in 62 games for an average of 27.661.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

McHale, on the Rockets giving up offensive rebounds and making just 31 of 50 free throws: "When you miss 19 free throws and give up 17 offensive rebounds, you've got to - we just found a way. The guys just ground it out."

UP NEXT

Rockets: At San Antonio on Wednesday.

Thunder: Host San Antonio on Tuesday.

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HOU
OKC
     
    • 46.9%

    • 43.5%

    • 28.6%

    • 46.7%

    • 62.0%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU OKC
Total Rebounds 42 51
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Turnovers 10 18
Fast Break Pts: 26 23
Biggest Lead: 13 7
Points in the Paint: 54 42
HOU OKC
p Harden   41 Westbrook   40
rb Ariza   9 Kanter   17
a Harden   6 Westbrook   13
s Prigioni   5 4 players   1
b Jones   3 2 players   1
 
  • 11/16 - HOU 69 @ OKC 65
  • 01/15 - OKC 101 @ HOU 112
  • 04/05 - HOU 115 @ OKC 112
Houston Rockets (53-24)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 30:59 2-7 1-6 7-10 +8 0 9 9 1 2 1 1 0 0 12
T. Jones F 24:23 2-5 0-2 2-4 -9 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 6
D. Howard C 22:55 10-15 0-0 2-7 +8 3 5 8 0 3 2 2 0 1 22
J. Harden G 38:04 12-22 6-9 11-13 -3 2 4 6 6 6 3 3 0 1 41
J. Terry G 24:17 2-5 1-4 4-4 +4 0 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 9
J. Smith   26:41 7-17 0-3 0-0 +16 1 3 4 4 4 2 2 0 0 14
P. Prigioni   24:00 0-3 0-3 1-2 -1 1 1 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 1
J. Dorsey   18:28 1-1 0-0 3-8 -7 4 3 7 0 4 0 1 0 0 5
C. Brewer   30:13 2-6 0-1 1-2 -1 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 5
C. Capela DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Papanikolaou DND - Sprained Right Ankle
Total   240 38-81 8-28 31-50   12 30 42 18 25 14 10 4 2 115
  46.9% 28.6% 62.0%   team rebs: 17 total to: 10
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Singler F 30:08 2-8 2-5 0-0 -14 2 1 3 0 4 0 3 1 2 6
E. Kanter F 37:45 9-19 0-0 3-5 +6 10 7 17 0 2 0 5 1 0 21
S. Adams C 14:28 2-4 0-0 2-4 -7 1 3 4 1 6 0 2 0 0 6
D. Waiters G 39:48 6-13 1-2 1-2 +2 1 3 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 14
R. Westbrook G 40:33 12-29 4-11 12-15 +2 1 10 11 13 5 0 4 0 1 40
A. Morrow   36:28 8-15 6-8 0-0 -4 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 22
D.J. Augustin   24:29 1-4 1-4 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 3
M. McGary   10:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 5 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
S. Novak   05:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 +9 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
P. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Lamb DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Roberson DND - Left Ankle Sprain
Total   240 40-92 14-30 18-26   17 34 51 21 32 4 18 2 4 112
  43.5% 46.7% 69.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18

inactive

  • Rockets: Beverley, Motiejunas
  • Thunder: Collison, Durant, Ibaka

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Dorsey
  • Thunder: Waiters, Westbrook

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #11 Derrick Collins, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:43
Houston Rockets (53-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Howard (Westbrook gains possession)
  11:43 Adams Hook Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:20  
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:10  
  11:10 Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:10 Team Rebound 
  11:10 Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:09  
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:49
[HOU 2-0]
 
  10:34
[OKC 2-2]
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:04  
  09:58
[OKC 4-2]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
  09:46 Adams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:46  
Team Rebound  09:46  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:46
[HOU 3-4]
 
  09:24 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:03  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:03  
  08:54
[OKC 6-3]
Westbrook Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:53  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17 Kanter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
  08:10 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:48
[OKC 8-3]
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:26
[OKC 10-3]
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  07:05
[HOU 6-10]
 
  06:45 Kanter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  06:37
[HOU 8-10]
 
  06:22 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  06:17
[HOU 10-10]
 
  06:00 Kanter Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  05:53
[HOU 12-10]
 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Singler Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Jones Substitution replaced by Smith  05:52  
Howard Substitution replaced by Prigioni  05:52  
Terry Substitution replaced by Dorsey  05:52  
  05:46 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:34 Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:34  
Team Rebound  05:34  
  05:34 Waiters Substitution replaced by Augustin 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:34
[HOU 13-10]
 
  05:18 Adams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  05:13  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:12  
  05:12 Adams Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:12
[HOU 14-10]
 
  05:12 Adams Substitution replaced by Singler 
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:00 Singler Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:59 Kanter Tip Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:58  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  04:50  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:49  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:48
[HOU 16-10]
 
  04:37 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST) 
  04:34 Singler Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:34
[HOU 17-10]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:34
[HOU 18-10]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:22  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:22  
  04:18 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Prigioni (2 ST) 
  04:17 Singler Foul: Clear Path (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Prigioni Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:17
[HOU 19-10]
 
Prigioni Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 Missed  04:17  
Team Rebound  04:17  
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:03
[HOU 21-10]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:41  
  03:41
[OKC 11-21]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:41
[OKC 12-21]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:16  
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:01  
  02:42 Morrow Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:41  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  02:36  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:34  
Dorsey Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  02:28
[HOU 23-12]
 
  02:25 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:04 Kanter Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:03  
Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  01:56  
Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:56  
  01:45 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:44 Kanter Tip Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:42  
Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35
[OKC 13-23]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:35 Kanter Substitution replaced by McGary 
  01:35
[OKC 14-23]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 McGary Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:09
[OKC 17-23]
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:54.3  
  00:43.9 McGary Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:43.9
[HOU 24-17]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:43.9
[HOU 25-17]
 
  00:31.9 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:30.9 Team Rebound 
  00:30.8 Double Technical - Westbrook, Dorsey 
  00:30.8 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:07.8 Singler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:03.9 Singler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (3 ST) 
  00:00.8 McGary Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  00:00.8
[HOU 27-17]
 
  00:00.8 Singler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (53-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:43
[HOU 29-17]
 
  11:27
[OKC 19-29]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11
[OKC 21-29]
Waiters Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST)  10:57  
  10:42 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:40  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:31 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:01 McGary Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:54 Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  09:49
[HOU 31-21]
 
  09:31 Waiters Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:30 McGary Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:23
[OKC 23-31]
Waiters Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:09
[HOU 33-23]
 
Prigioni Violation:Kicked Ball  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:43
[OKC 25-33]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  08:29
[HOU 35-25]
 
  08:11 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
  08:04 Singler Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  08:04 Singler Substitution replaced by Adams 
  08:01 McGary Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:01  
Team Rebound  08:01  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:01  
  08:00 McGary Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:46 Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  07:35
[HOU 37-25]
 
  07:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden  07:29  
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  07:29  
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry  07:29  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  07:29  
  07:29 Morrow Substitution replaced by Kanter 
  07:29 McGary Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  07:14
[OKC 27-37]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustin (1 ST)  06:58  
  06:51 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
Dorsey Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:51  
  06:44 Kanter Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:44 Kanter Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  06:32 Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:32
[HOU 38-27]
 
  06:32 Adams Substitution replaced by McGary 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:32
[HOU 39-27]
 
  06:13
[OKC 29-39]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  05:58
[HOU 42-29]
 
  05:40 Kanter Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Team Rebound 
Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:38  
  05:33 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:32  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  05:20  
  05:16
[OKC 31-42]
Westbrook Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:McGary (1 ST)  04:57  
  04:54
[OKC 33-42]
Westbrook Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:53  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:30  
Team Rebound  04:26  
  04:26 McGary Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  04:26 McGary Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  04:17
[HOU 44-33]
 
  04:04 Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:03
[OKC 35-44]
Kanter Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:37
[OKC 37-44]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:03 Waiters Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:01 Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:00  
Terry Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  02:53
[HOU 46-37]
 
  02:32
[OKC 39-46]
Kanter Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  02:06
[HOU 48-39]
 
  01:54 Kanter Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:53  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:48
[HOU 50-39]
 
  01:31
[OKC 41-50]
Kanter Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:20
[HOU 52-41]
 
  01:02
[OKC 44-52]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.9 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:35.9
[OKC 47-52]
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:13.7
[HOU 55-47]
 
  00:00.0 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (53-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Adams Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  11:48 Adams Substitution replaced by McGary 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:37
[HOU 57-47]
 
  11:37 McGary Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  11:37
[HOU 58-47]
 
  11:23 Kanter Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:22  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  11:03  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:02  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:55
[OKC 50-58]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:33 McGary Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:27 Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:25  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:01
[OKC 52-58]
Westbrook Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  09:39 McGary Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:39
[HOU 59-52]
 
  09:39 McGary Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:39
[HOU 60-52]
 
  09:28 Singler Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:27  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  09:22
[HOU 63-52]
 
  09:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Waiters Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical Missed  09:21  
  09:21 Team Rebound 
  09:02 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:01  
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:01  
  08:51 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK) 
  08:50 Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  08:49 Kanter Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  08:36  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:34  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:15 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:08
[OKC 55-63]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singler (1 BLK)  07:43  
  07:41 Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:38  
  07:38
[OKC 56-63]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Smith  07:38  
  07:38
[OKC 57-63]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:10 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:08  
  07:05 Morrow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:05
[HOU 64-57]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:05
[HOU 65-57]
 
  06:50 Kanter Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37 Singler Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
  06:27 Jump Ball Morrow vs Jones (Smith gains possession) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:23  
  06:13 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:12  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:03
[HOU 67-57]
 
  05:43 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:42  
  05:38 Singler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:38
[HOU 68-57]
 
  05:38 Singler Substitution replaced by Novak 
Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni  05:38  
Jones Substitution replaced by Dorsey  05:38  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  05:38
[HOU 69-57]
 
  05:20
[OKC 59-69]
Morrow Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:00
[HOU 71-59]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:49  
  04:49 Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:49 Team Rebound 
  04:49
[OKC 60-71]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:19
[OKC 63-71]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (10 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Novak Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:45 Waiters Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:44  
  03:29 Kanter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:29
[HOU 72-63]
 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:29  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:29
[HOU 73-63]
 
  03:17 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Kanter Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  03:13
[OKC 65-73]
Kanter Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:48 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Kanter Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  02:47 Kanter Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Waiters Substitution replaced by Augustin 
  02:43 Novak Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:43  
Team Rebound  02:43  
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:43  
Prigioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:40  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  02:34
[HOU 76-65]
 
  02:19
[OKC 68-76]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Novak (1 AST) 
  02:11 Novak Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:11  
Team Rebound  02:11  
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:11
[HOU 77-68]
 
  02:00
[OKC 71-77]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (11 AST) 
  01:53 Westbrook Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:53
[HOU 78-71]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  01:50  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:50  
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[OKC 72-78]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:47
[OKC 73-78]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  01:24
[HOU 81-73]
 
  01:11 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Kanter Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  01:08
[OKC 75-81]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  00:51.9 Novak Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:51.9  
Team Rebound  00:51.9  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:51.9
[HOU 82-75]
 
  00:45.9 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Prigioni (4 ST) 
  00:42.4 Novak Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:42.4
[HOU 83-75]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:42.4  
  00:41.9 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:30.8 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:30.4  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:08.3 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.3  
  00:08.3
[OKC 76-83]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  00:08.3 Novak Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  00:08.3
[OKC 77-83]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (53-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prigioni (5 ST) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:18
[HOU 85-77]
 
  10:56 Adams Hook Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:55  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Singler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF)  10:36  
  10:25 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:24  
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:15  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:14  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:14
[HOU 87-77]
 
  09:58
[OKC 80-87]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:33  
Howard Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:32
[HOU 89-80]
 
  09:11 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:10  
Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:04  
Howard Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (2 TO)  09:04  
  09:04 Singler Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  08:50 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:50  
  08:50  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:36  
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:36
[HOU 91-80]
 
  08:24 Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:06
[HOU 93-80]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:51  
  07:51
[OKC 81-93]
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  07:51 Augustin Substitution replaced by Kanter 
  07:51 Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:51 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:45 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:33 Kanter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:32 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:32
[OKC 83-93]
Adams Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:17 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:11 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:10  
  07:08 Morrow Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:08  
Team Rebound  07:08  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  07:08  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  07:08  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  07:08
[HOU 94-83]
 
Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  06:49  
  06:49 Westbrook Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:49 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  06:49  
Dorsey Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:44  
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:38  
  06:38
[OKC 84-94]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:38
[OKC 85-94]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:26 Adams Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:26  
Team Rebound  06:26  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:18  
  06:18
[OKC 86-94]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  06:18
[OKC 87-94]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  06:04 Adams Foul: Personal (6 PF) 
  06:04 Adams Substitution replaced by Singler 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:45
[OKC 89-94]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Dorsey Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:30  
Dorsey Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Smith  05:30  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:30  
  05:21
[OKC 92-94]
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (12 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kanter (1 BLK)  04:55  
  04:53 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:50 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
  04:47 Singler Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:40 Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:39  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  04:33
[HOU 96-92]
 
  04:18
[OKC 94-96]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (13 AST) 
Prigioni Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:18  
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry  04:18  
  04:18
[OKC 95-96]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  04:04
[HOU 98-95]
 
  03:56 Singler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK) 
  03:55 Kanter Rebound (Off:9 Def:7) 
  03:55
[OKC 97-98]
Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  03:35
[HOU 100-97]
 
  03:12
[OKC 100-100]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
  02:44 Waiters Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  02:44  
Jones Substitution replaced by Howard  02:44  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS)  02:35
[HOU 103-100]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
  02:21
[OKC 101-103]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:21 Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:20  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (39 PTS)  01:59
[HOU 106-101]
 
  01:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:59  
  01:50 Westbrook Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  01:49  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:44  
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (41 PTS)  01:25
[HOU 108-101]
 
  01:12 Morrow Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:11  
  01:11 Westbrook Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:02
[OKC 104-108]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:35.9 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Harden Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.0  
Harden Substitution replaced by Smith  00:33.0  
  00:33.0 Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.0 Team Rebound 
  00:33.0 Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.0 Jump Ball Kanter vs Howard (Ariza gains possession) 
Team Rebound  00:33.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:30.5  
Howard Substitution replaced by Prigioni  00:30.5  
  00:29.8 Morrow Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:29.8
[HOU 109-104]
 
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Howard  00:29.8  
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:29.8
[HOU 110-104]
 
  00:29.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:29.8 Singler Substitution replaced by Novak 
  00:25.3
[OKC 107-110]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Morrow (2 AST) 
  00:23.9 Westbrook Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:23.9
[HOU 111-107]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:23.9
[HOU 112-107]
 
  00:19.9 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:18.9 Kanter Rebound (Off:10 Def:7) 
  00:17.4
[OKC 109-112]
Kanter Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  00:16.3 Westbrook Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:16.3
[HOU 113-109]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Prigioni  00:16.3  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:16.3
[HOU 114-109]
 
  00:10.9 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:08.9 Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:05.5
[OKC 112-114]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  00:05.0 Westbrook Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:05.0
[HOU 115-112]
 
  00:05.0 Novak Substitution replaced by McGary 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:05.0  
  00:03.4 McGary Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:03.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:03.4 McGary Substitution replaced by Novak 
  00:00.0 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
OKC
2nd Northwest
45
37
4-6
29-12
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
OKC
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