Oklahoma City 109, Houston 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #62 Brian Forte, #23 Jason Phillips, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 20 21 24 29 94
Oklahoma City 30 28 28 23 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-5 2-0 0-5 L3
Oklahoma City 6-2 4-1 2-1 W1

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and added seven rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a pair of losses with a 109-94 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets.

James Harden had 23 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook chipped in 15 for the Thunder, who appeared fatigued in their last two at the end of a stretch of seven games in 10 days.

Two full days off appeared to do Oklahoma City some good, as it burst out to a 30-20 lead after the first quarter and rolled into the half with a 58-41 cushion. The Thunder shot 58 percent (22 of 38) from the field before the break.

Durant, who struggled to 18-of-47 (38 percent) shooting in the two losses, had no such trouble against Houston. After settling for 3-pointers in those games, the star forward went to the basket more Friday and did not take a shot outside of 16 feet in the first half.

Any hopes of a comeback for the Rockets were dashed when Oklahoma City began the third quarter with a 12-4 spurt, pushing the lead to 70-45.

Durant and the rest of the starters took most of the fourth quarter off as the Thunder coasted to the finish.

Kevin Martin and Terrence Williams each scored 13 for Houston, which hosts Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Oklahoma City
Kevin Martin 13 Scoring Kevin Durant 26
Goran Dragic 11 Assists Russell Westbrook 5
Samuel Dalembert 6 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 9
Kevin Martin 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 6
Goran Dragic 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 2
Samuel Dalembert 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 94 46.2 3-13 19-27 19 40 6 6 12
Oklahoma City 109 52.5 6-14 19-25 20 39 4 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Thunder have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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