Houston 95, Oklahoma City 98

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #42 Eric Lewis, # Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 14327

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 23 25 24 26 98
Houston 21 25 26 23 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 7-2 4-1 3-1 W2
Houston 2-6 2-1 0-5 L4

Recap

Kevin Durant scored eight of his 27 points in the final 1:52 as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the host Houston Rockets 98-95 to complete a sweep of a home-and-home series on Saturday.

Russell Westbrook carried the Thunder until Durant found his shooting form in the closing minutes. Westbrook finished with 25 points, six assists and four rebounds. James Harden and Nazr Mohammed combined for 33 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, which improved to 7-2.

Durant, who shot just 10 of 25 from the floor, found his rhythm at the free throw line and hit two straight jumpers late, with the second giving the Thunder the 96-95 lead with 22.5 seconds on the clock.

Houston called a timeout but could not come up with a better shot than rookie Chandler Parsons hoisting up a 3-pointer that missed. Durant then sealed it at the free throw line.

The Rockets led 95-92 after Luis Scola hit two free throws with 1:34 remaining. Durant responded with a jumper and Houston would not score again.

Scola finished with 28 points and Goran Dragic had 20 for the Rockets.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Houston
Kevin Durant 27 Scoring Luis Scola 28
Russell Westbrook 6 Assists Goran Dragic 8
Kendrick Perkins 9 Rebounds Chandler Parsons 8
Kevin Durant 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 6
Kevin Durant 1 Steals Chandler Parsons 3
Serge Ibaka 2 Blocks Jordan Hill 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 98 42.4 7-21 19-22 18 44 3 3 16
Houston 95 43.7 5-14 14-15 23 41 5 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Thunder have a W/L % of .857 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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