Reggie Jackson: A. Jackson kept the Thunder alive in the fourth quarter. He scored 11 points in the final 61/2 minutes, including seven straight for OKC that made it a 98-92 with 4:15 left. Jackson finished with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting.
Foul shooting: C. The Thunder made 20 of 28 foul shots but was just 10 of 15 in the second half. The last three times the Thunder went to the foul line – Kevin Durant once, Derek Fisher twice – it made just one of two. That's no way to rally.
Three-point game: D. The Thunder did not find the Rockets' shooters in transition. The Rockets made 13 of their first 28 3-pointers; James Harden made his first seven and finished 7-of-9, with his last miss a halfcourt heave that shouldn't really count. Meanwhile, the Thunder missed 14 of their first 15 3-pointers and finished 8-of-33. Kevin Durant was 1-of-8; Martin was 0-of-5. The Thunder can't win with that kind of discrepancy.