Bad series for the Rockets, who bow for the 3rd time in a row. Still without Luc Mbah a Moute and Chris Paul injured, Houston lost in the end.
Both teams played side by side throughout the game, with very little difference in score. OKC starts on a 7-0, then the Rockets equal 22-22 and pocket the first quarter 31-28. The Rockets take a 7-point lead in the second 50-43, but the Thunder takes the lead just before break 58-57.
OKC starts the third quarter on a 11-2 lead 67-59, but Houston is late and back to the score. The Rockets pocket the 31-30 period and are tied with local 88-88. The Thunder finally won in the last quarter (24-19) despite a tight match to the end. Russell Westbrook finished with 31 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, James Harden 29 points, 8 rebounds, 14 assists.