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Series Summary

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Sun 4/16 118 vs 87
Wed 4/19 115 vs 111
Fri 4/21 113 @ 115
Tue 4/25 8:00 pm ET
Thu 4/27 1:00 pm ET
Sat 4/29 1:00 pm ET
Welcome to Loud City Apr 20, 2017
Odds stacked against the Thunder; can they deliver?

Odds stacked against the Thunder; can they deliver?

The Thunder are long shots. Really long shots. But they may have the guy to lead them back. The Thunder, now down 0-2 in their series vs the Rockets, are causing something strange to be brewing in the betting waters right now. OKC finished sixth in the West, possibly has the season’s MVP and has shown their moxxy in some big wins this year, but in this series are still coming in as an extreme underdog in this year’s postseason. The Thunder have struggled, no doubt. But signs were there in game 2 that signaled that OKC might have the resolve to make this series competitive, even with...
The Dream Shake Apr 20, 2017
Eric Gordon, Lou Williams show why they’re Houston’s key weapons

Eric Gordon, Lou Williams show why they’re Houston’s key weapons

The two bench studs swung Game 2 for the Rockets Forget beards. Forget wolverines. Don’t worry about a capella, triple doubles or kiwis. The heroes of Game 2 of Houston’s first round series against the Thunder were the Bomber Bros: Lou Williams and Eric Gordon. Gordon and Williams exploded for 43 combined points on 16/28 shooting. Gordon’s 22 and Williams’ 21 off the bench ignited the flame the Rockets needed to come back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to win, 115-111. Both guards sunk three treys, which accounted for over half of the Rockets’ three-point makes (11)....
Daily Thunder Apr 20, 2017

Thoughts From Game 2

In the aftermath of the Rockets’ 115-111 Game 2 victory, it’s back to the drawing board for Billy Donovan and the Thunder. A lot of things went right, a lot of things went horrifically
Welcome to Loud City Apr 20, 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder: Five observations in hard-fought 115-111 game two loss to Houston Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder: Five observations in hard-fought 115-111 game two loss to Houston Rockets

Five observations in the wake of Oklahoma City’s thrilling game 2 encounter vs. Houston Now trailing 0-2, the Oklahoma City Thunder displayed united zeal before waning late vs. a timely Houston Rockets collection. As Russell Westbrook re-kindled his boisterous voice in the MVP discussion (51 pts, 13 ast, 10 reb), a 4-of-18 closing-stanza from the exhausted guard defined the night. Mirroring game one’s outcome, Wednesday evening, the final impression of Oklahoma City was that of a floundering one-man act. Meanwhile, steely Houston utilized myriad options to avoid ceding home-court...
Thunderous Intentions Apr 20, 2017

OKC Thunder drop game two to Houston Rockets

The OKC Thunder lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Houston Rockets in Game Two. Playing a better game was not enough as the Rockets win 115-111. Series: Rockets 2-0 Unfortunately, the OKC Thunder walk away from game two with a tough loss to the Houston Rockets. The final score was 115-111. Russell Westbrook was historic […] OKC Thunder drop game two to Houston Rockets - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Daily Thunder Apr 20, 2017

A brutal fourth quarter results in the Thunder dropping Game 2 to the Rockets, 111-115

Russell Westbrook just scored the first 50-point triple-double in NBA playoff history, but it came in a tough loss that puts the Thunder down 0-2 against Houston. The Thunder kept the Rockets to 4-of-13
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2017
Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

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

HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night.The Houston Rockets got a more modest performance from James Harden, but a collective scoring effort helped them rally for a 115-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series."It wasn't pretty," Harden said. "We didn't make a lot of shots. We gave them the early lead and we had to fight our way back and we did. We didn't give up. We continued to fight and grind and figure out a way to win."Harden scored 35 points and the Rockets overcame 51 points from...
Sports Illustrated Apr 20, 2017

Russell Westbrook: “I don’t give a f---” about 50-point triple double

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was in no mood to celebrate his incredible stat-line after a Game 2 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday.
Welcome to Loud City Apr 19, 2017
Thunder vs Rockets, game 2 final score: OKC falters in 4th, falls 115-111

Thunder vs Rockets, game 2 final score: OKC falters in 4th, falls 115-111

What worked early in the game was forgotten late. box score The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Houston Rockets in game 2, 115-111. In a follow-up to the Thunder’s disheartening 30 point loss in game 1, OKC looked to claim a small stake in this series by performing remarkably better on the road. However, despite a strong start that gave them a lead heading into the 4th, the 6th seeded team could not maintain their focus and fell apart when it mattered most. As it is the season of Westbrook, the game began and ended with Russell. He finished the night with a staggeringly distressed...
Sun Herald Apr 19, 2017

NBA Playoff Capsules

James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Wednesday …
The Dream Shake Apr 19, 2017
Rockets come from behind to down Thunder 115-111

Rockets come from behind to down Thunder 115-111

The Rockets started hitting shots and Russell Westbrook missed most of his down the stretch to send Houston up 2-0. It was a disheartening first half of basketball for Houston, but the game eventually evolved into a microcosm of both the individual seasons for both teams and the MVP race, as the Rockets rebounded in the second half to take down the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 to lead their first-round playoff series 2-0. Russell Westbrook finished with a ridiculous-looking 51 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, until you realize it came on 43 shots. And after an efficient and measured...
CSN Philly Apr 19, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Russell Westbrook scores 51-point triple-double in loss to Rockets

HOUSTON -- 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
Sun Herald Apr 19, 2017

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

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 …
The Dream Shake Apr 19, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 2

Game thread: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 2

Houston looks to jump out to a 2-0 series lead in tonight’s contest. It’s Game 2 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets are coming off a huge 31-point win in Game 1 in which they held the fake MVP to just 6-23 shooting and 9 turnovers. Meanwhile, the real MVP went for 37-7-9, and the Rockets had human victory cigar Bobby Brown on the court halfway through the fourth quarter. Patrick Beverley, whose performance in Game 1 both on the offensive side and guarding Russell Westbrook was key to the Houston victory, is not...
Daily Thunder Apr 19, 2017

Thunder @ Rockets: Game 2 Primer

  I don’t know if sacrificial games are a thing among coaching circles, but it sure does seem like Thunder head coach Billy Donovan likes to employ the strategy from time to time. The

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  • Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder The Associated Press

Featured Players

  • 8 Russell Westbrook

    Russell Westbrook

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  • 3 James Harden

    James Harden

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  • Patrick Beverley

    Patrick Beverley

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  • Lou Williams

    Lou Williams

    Harden’s 44 not enough, drop Game 3 to OKC 115-113

  • Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon

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