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

The Associated Press - April 20, 2017 11:15 am

HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in a triple-double, clawing back from a double-digit deficit for a 115-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds in the most points ever scored in a postseason triple-double. It was the sixth career playoff triple-double for Westbrook, who had an NBA-record 42 in the regular season.

But the Rockets contained him long enough in the fourth quarter to surge ahead, then hold on.

Game 3 is Friday night in Oklahoma City.

The game was tied before Houston scored 10 straight points with 3-pointers from Harden, Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon to make it 114-104 with 1:22 remaining.

 

Latest Stories

Parents Should Apply Now for Free or Reduced Lunches for PCPS Students

For the past two years, students could get school meals for free whether their parents filled...

CDC: Oklahoma Up To 15 Confirmed Cases Of Monkeypox

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an updated total of monkeypox...

OHP Investigating Deadly Crash Following Trooper TVI Maneuver

NORMAN, Okla. –  A pursuit on Interstate-35 involving three suspects and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper ended Monday...