Tag: Houston Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder | September 2, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 7 Preview: Houston Rockets

From 0.2% chance of making the playoffs to Game 7 against the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder has had quite the trip so far this season. After pulling out a narrow 104-100 victory over the Rockets in Game 6, the Thunder is hoping to pull out a series comeback with another upset in Game 7 tonight.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 31, 2020

Thunder Forces Game 7 with Dramatic Win Over Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder rose to the occasion in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets, and after taking a 2-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Thunder trailed the Rockets 98-92 with just 4:19 left in the game. It was all OKC the rest of the way, though, as back-to-back threes from Chris Paul helped spark a 12-2 Thunder run to finish out the game, giving OKC the 104-100 victory.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 31, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 6 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder dug themselves a hole in the third quarter of Game 5 against the Houston Rockets, and once Dennis Schröder was ejected alongside Houston’s P.J. Tucker, there was no way they were going to dig themselves out. Now OKC is facing elimination in Game 6.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 29, 2020

Second-Half Struggles Leave OKC Facing Elimination

The Oklahoma City Thunder trailed by just 3 points at halftime against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 on Saturday night, but a plethora of issues turned the game into a blowout as Houston picked up the easy 114-80 victory to take a 3-2 series lead.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 29, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 5 Preview: Houston Rockets

A lot has happened since Wednesday, the original date for Game 5 of the First Round matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. The NBA teams still remaining in the Bubble opted to sit out of their scheduled games in response to Jacob Blake being shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 26, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 5 Preview: Houston Rockets

Russell Westbrook remains sidelined for Game 5 with an injured right quad, and with the series all tied up, this could very well be the most important game played so far. According to NBA Playoff history, when a series is tied at 2-2, the winner of Game 5 goes on to win the series 82.2% (171 of 208 series) of the time. The numbers are a little closer if you look at the last 2 seasons, with the Game 5 winner of a series tied at 2-2 going on to win the series 7 of 10 times.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 24, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder managed to pull out a 119-107 decision in overtime against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 on Saturday evening, but they cannot spend any time celebrating. The Thunder still trails the Rockets 1-2 in the series, and while they did make some improvements in Game 3, there are still plenty of adjustments to be made.