Fisher quieted the crowd by scoring nine points, which included converting two free throws with 12.5 seconds left to give OKC a 102-99 lead.
Due in part to heavy rain in the area, the crowd was slow to arrive. Seats didn't fill up until midway through the second quarter. … Houston forward Greg Smith did not play because of stomach distress. … Beverley, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Game 2, had six points, two rebounds and five fouls in Game 3. … The Thunder won despite shooting 37.9 percent from the field for the game. It actually finished with a higher percentage from 3-point range (38.5 percent). … OKC outscored Houston 18-9 in second-chance points, but was outscored 42-30 in the paint and 17-6 in fast-break points.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat on Westbrook being lost for the season after knee surgery: “It sucks. He's a guy who's never missed a game his whole life. We're not just talking about the NBA. He's never missed a game in high school, college or Little League. It's unfortunate, especially for a great player like him, seeing how hard he works, especially being with the Olympic team. It's unfortunate. Hopefully, he has a speedy recovery.”