Can’t say enough about the performance of OKC’s megastar. He was dominant in the first half, dropping 27 points on 9/16 shooting and, despite fatigue issues and some errant shots in the second, willed his team to victory. How’s this for a line in his first game without Westbrook: 13/30 shooting, 41 points (ties a playoff career-high), 14 rebounds, four assists and only 45 seconds of rest.
Photo of the game
Omer Asik, welcome to your poster. (H/T Bleacher Report on the photo)
Here’s the video of that beautiful KD dunk.
It seems like a month ago now, but Kendrick Perkins set the tone early, setting a hard screen on Patrick Beverley and sending a message to the Rockets, his teammates and everyone in the building.
Stats of note
-The Rockets had 12 blocks in this game. They had three combined in the first two.
-OKC was 21/42 shooting in the first half and 12/45 in the second.
-Francisco Garcia had 18 points on four threes off the Rockets bench. He was incredible.
Tweet of the game
Game 4 in Houston on Monday night. Thunder going for the sweep.
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