SIDEKICK 3-POINT SHOOTING: B. Kevin Durant and Westbrook combined to make just three of 16 3-pointers. But the Thunder was saved by Kevin Martin and Thabo Sefolosha (each 3-of-7) and Reggie Jackson (2-of-4).
HALFCOURT DEFENSE: B. The Thunder's defense actually was solid most of the night. The Thunder hounded Harden and Chandler Parsons into a combined 16 of 47 shots. The Rockets shot below 40 percent (39.6) as a team, and on Houston's first shot of a possession, the Rockets made just 26 of 75. Alas, the Rockets lived off second-chance points.
TRANSITION DEFENSE: A. The Rockets had just 14 fast-break points. They had 20 in Game 1. Houston loves to run, but the Thunder is getting back on defense. One downside is that means the Thunder can't crash the offensive boards, despite a major size advantage. The Thunder had just 11 offensive rebounds and only 15 second-chance points.