Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

The front runner for the MVP title- James Harden scored game-high 37 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists in Sunday's win.

Houston dominated inside, outscoring Oklahoma City 62-38 in the paint, 31-4 on second chance points and was plus-15 on the glass (56-41).

THE Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 115-111, on Wednesday in Houston (Thursday, Manila time) in Game Two of their Western Conference first round playoff series.

Game 1 saw the Rockets win nearly every statistical category against the Thunder.

Harden scored 20 points in the second half and the Rockets' bench added 24 second-half points.

Seeing Oladipo is one of the few Thunder players who can create his own shot, OKC desperately needs the former Indiana Hoosier to step up if this first round series is even going to be competitive. Westbrook must be more efficient and take better shots in game two.

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"(The NBA is) full of so many good teams and they're all primarily in the West", Sandoval said. Curry, the victor the last two years, averaged 25.4 points, his new teammate Kevin Durant averaged 25 points, and the Warriors had the best record again with 67 wins. The whole city of Houston was perplexed by the hire, but Alexander reassured everyone, "hey dummies, you complained about the team never having an offense, well I fixed it, and I'm also exhausted of hearing about the team never playing defense, so I fixed that too". History has shown that the MVP Award usually goes to the best player on one of the league's top teams. Houston is not as a good a team as San Antonio.

Harden upped his game, he's made the players around him better, and the coaching on both sides of the ball have helped tie everything together in a neat little bow.

Oklahoma City went more than three minutes without scoring to allow Houston to take the lead. The Thunder did not win at San Antonio previous year in their first three tries.

I expect the Thunder to also break through in try #4 this year at Houston.

Houston won Game 1 of the series on Sunday night, 118-87. The over/under total for the game is listed at 223.5 points. Beverley is probably not going to score 21 points again and he is not going to hold Westbrook to 22 points again.

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