Oklahoma City 120, Houston 98

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #8 Marc Davis, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 25 20 29 24 98
Oklahoma City 27 30 29 34 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 7-8 5-3 2-5 L1
Oklahoma City 12-4 8-2 4-2 W3

Recap


Thunder 120, Rockets 98: Kevin Durant scored 37 points as host Oklahoma City posted its seventh victory in eight games and spoiled reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden's homecoming.

Harden finished with 17 points on 3-of-16 shooting in his return to Oklahoma City, which was unable to sign him to a contract extension before the season and traded him to Houston. He came into the night averaging 25.1 points but missed his first eight shots and did not hit his first basket until early in the third quarter with the Rockets already down by double digits.

Serge Ibaka added 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting to go with nine rebounds and six blocks. Kevin Martin, who was the primary piece acquired from Houston, contributed 17 points while Russell Westbrook had 14 and nine assists.

Patrick Patterson led the way with a career-high 27 points for Houston, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Daequan Cook, who also was acquired in the Harden trade, added a season-high 18 points.

Durant scored 20 points in the second and third quarters as the Thunder took an 86-74 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Rockets cut it to 10 on their first possession of the fourth quarter but missed their next seven shots and the outcome was never in doubt after that point.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston F Chandler Parsons sat out with a sore right shoulder and missed a chance to extend his double-figure scoring streak to nine games and Cook made his first start since March 13. ... Durant has four 30-point games, with three of them coming in Oklahoma City's last five games.  ... The Rockets flew to the game from Minneapolis after attending the funeral for coach Kevin McHale's daughter, Sasha, who died at 23 of lupus.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Oklahoma City
Patrick Patterson 27 Scoring Kevin Durant 37
Jeremy Lin 8 Assists Russell Westbrook 9
Omer Asik 12 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 9
James Harden 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 9
Jeremy Lin 4 Steals Russell Westbrook 3
Daequan Cook 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 98 41.4 8-21 18-30 20 38 2 11 16
Oklahoma City 120 54.0 9-22 17-22 26 46 11 10 16

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Utah. The Thunder have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Utah. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.