Oklahoma City 124, Houston 94

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #14 Ed Malloy, #69 Ben Taylor
Attendance - 18460

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 31 37 28 28 124
Houston 26 24 24 20 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 23-6 15-2 8-4 W2
Houston 16-14 11-6 5-8 L2

Recap


Thunder 124, Rockets 94:
Russell Westbrook collected 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as visiting Oklahoma City crushed former teammate James Harden and Houston.

Harden, who went 3-for-16 in his first meeting against the Thunder last month, was slightly better on Saturday with 25 points on 6-of-17 shooting. Marcus Morris added 24 points, but the Rockets shot just 39.8 percent from the floor to lose for the second consecutive night.

Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Kevin Martin added 19 off the bench for Oklahoma City.

The Thunder closed the first quarter with a 12-2 burst to take a 31-26 lead and never trailed again. Durant hit a pair of 3-pointers and totaled 11 points during a 16-0 run that ended the first half and sent the Thunder into the locker room with a 68-50 advantage.

The lead grew as large as 29 points in the third quarter and pushed out to 117-83 on Martin’s 3-pointer with 5:07 left in the game before Oklahoma City emptied the bench.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Thunder won the first meeting 120-98 at home on Nov. 28. … Houston has dropped two straight on the heels of a five-game winning streak. The two losses have come against teams with a combined 46-14 record (San Antonio and Oklahoma City). … The Thunder dominated the glass, outrebounding the Rockets 53-36.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Houston
Russell Westbrook 28 Scoring James Harden 25
Russell Westbrook 8 Assists Jeremy Lin 7
Nick Collison 10 Rebounds Omer Asik 8
Kevin Durant 6 Free Throws Made James Harden 11
Nick Collison 3 Steals Toney Douglas 5
Kendrick Perkins 3 Blocks Donatas Motiejunas 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 124 47.9 13-29 21-23 22 53 9 16 22
Houston 94 39.8 8-30 20-27 18 36 2 13 24

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Rockets have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Thunder have a W/L % of .783 after a win and .833 after a loss.