0 0 0 comments Sports Sports - Thunder Recap: Thunder vs. Rockets, Game 4 The Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Houston Rockets Monday in Game 4 of their NBA Playoff series. The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry, John Rohde and others provided coverage via Twitter. Modified: April 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm • Published: April 29, 2013 @Jonathan_Feigen 8:30 p.m. The previous two games were so entertaining, Jimmy Goldstein joining us for Game 4. You'll see him (can't miss him) next to OKC bench. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:31 p.m. With Garcia starting, he'll be on Durant who said, "I don’t really look at who’s guarding me. I look to where I’m going to get my shots." @anthonyVslater 8:36 p.m. Thunder going for ninth straight first round win tonight and second straight sweep. OKC is 11-1 in first round past three years. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:38 p.m. John Paul little fired up after missing Saturday's game.Out at midcourt, full volume. Open a window and you'll hear him yourself. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:38 p.m. No doubt, he was really missed Saturday. Rockets PA guy (came over in Battier trade) spent 7 hours in a parking lot because of the storm. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:42 p.m. Rockets did not want to call Lin "out" but has not come out for warmups, Anthem. Really was no doubt.Again was in no condition to contribute @Jonathan_Feigen 8:42 p.m. Excuse me. Lin did just join the line for the Anthem. He's in a suit. @RohdeOK 8:44 p.m. Thirty seconds before intros, #NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein was chatting with Thunder coach Scott Brooks in front of OKC bench. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:47 p.m. Always weird when post-season alternate ref heads to locker room before tip. Like he was kicked out. McCutchen, Fraher, Salvatore remain. @RohdeOK 8:48 p.m. Houston's Jeremy Lin (chest contusion) is in street clothes. @anthonyVslater 8:48 p.m. Rockets are 30-of-108 from three in the first three games. That's a brutal 27 percent. Due for a breakout or mired in slump? @RohdeOK 8:49 p.m. #Thunder honorary assistant coach @LoreleiDecker seated along baseline next to #OKC bench. @RohdeOK 8:51 p.m. #Thunder coaches want @sergeibaka9 to be more decisive when he gets the ball. Drive more. He did so on first possession. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:52 p.m. Garcia is fronting Durant, a change from last game. Weakside held will be key. @RohdeOK 8:52 p.m. #Houston pace for 176 points. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:53 p.m. OKC with three turnovers in five possessions. Go small after Perkins' second foul with Liggins in, Ibaka to center. Rockets up 13-4. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:54 p.m. No. John Paul was secretly included -- or so he claims. RT @_JoshuaHowell: @Jonathan_Feigen they traded PA guys in the Battier trade? @anthonyVslater 8:55 p.m. James Harden's biggest Houston fan pic.twitter.com/RXpYxONrj2 @Jonathan_Feigen 8:56 p.m. That time out was long enough for the Rockets to head up to practice court and go over a few things. Not sure what they'd be, though. @Jonathan_Feigen 8:57 p.m. Durant spent some of that time out complaining that Garcia has held him. Bennett just agreed. Time well spent. @RohdeOK 8:58 p.m. Teammates need to start screening for @KDTrey5, or he has to work harder to get open. He's getting fronted and double-teamed. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:02 p.m. Rockets off to a solid start, but Beverley picks up second foul 6 1/2 minutes in. Brooks checks in. @DarnellMayberry 9:02 p.m. Durant can't get open for clean passes, and when he does the entire Rockets defense is loading up on him. @DarnellMayberry 9:05 p.m. Fisher and/or Lamb would be a good idea tonight. Thunder has to spread the floor and make Houston pay for loading up. @anthonyVslater 9:05 p.m. Francisco Garcia had six threes the entire month of February. He has seven (and counting...) in the past two games. @DarnellMayberry 9:06 p.m. In other words: the more shooters the Thunder has out there the better. It's necessary. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:08 p.m. Rockets introducing the RGV Vipers. Vipers won final 16 games, 6 in post-season, to win D-League title. @anthonyVslater 9:10 p.m. Early entry for weirdest photo of the game: pic.twitter.com/j4ypuqQc8n @Jonathan_Feigen 9:11 p.m. Nope. Did not play in post-season. Just the guys from the playoff team. RT @JimmyMinz: @Jonathan_Feigen Royce White there? @DarnellMayberry 9:13 p.m. The Thunder has one more turnover (eight) than field goals. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:13 p.m. Kevin Durant sitting, I'd guess for the final 1:52 of the quarter. That might be it for the night. @DarnellMayberry 9:14 p.m. Heck of a read and react by Serge Ibaka orchestrating that two-man game with K-Mart. Not used to seeing that at all. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:16 p.m. Derek Fisher could not stay in front of Aaron Brooks in 2009 playoffs. Don't think he can now. Brooks with two quick buckets. @DarnellMayberry 9:17 p.m. After one, the Rockets lead the Thunder 29-24. OKC is 8-for-15 from the field but has eight turnovers, which have led to 12 Houston points. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:17 p.m. Hou 29, OKC 24 after 1. Rockets 5 of 9 on 3s. Most first quarter points for Rockets in series. Were down 20 after 1 on Saturday. OKC 8 tos. @anthonyVslater 9:18 p.m. Thunder with two assists and seven turnovers in the the first quarter. Missing Westbrook. @okcthunder 9:19 p.m. Great crowd tonight at our official watch party at Hooters on Northwest Expressway! pic.twitter.com/ScEPZwgl0R @Jonathan_Feigen 9:19 p.m. While we have about 30 minute commerical break, how can Nick Nurse not be D-League coach of year? W everything that guy overcame/dealt with? @RohdeOK 9:19 p.m. Houston might lead series 2-1 if they could shoot free throws. #Thunder 86.5% this series. #Rockets shooting 70.9%. @okcthunder 9:19 p.m. Q1 done in Houston and the #Rockets lead the #Thunder 29-24. KD has 7 points, Serge 6, DeAndre Liggins 4 rebounds. Thunder.nba.com @DarnellMayberry 9:22 p.m. Great minutes by Liggins. @RohdeOK 9:24 p.m. Kevin Martin's jumper is way off. Should just keep driving to get to the line, where he shot 89.0 percent this season (fourth in NBA). @DarnellMayberry 9:24 p.m. Kevin Martin over-thinking. Big time. @RohdeOK 9:25 p.m. Look for @KDTrey5 to play more point guard since Houston is denying and double-teaming. Easier for him to get in the flow, create. @anthonyVslater 9:26 p.m. LeBron was 24 then, Durant is 24 now RT @GrantlandLive BS: OKC turned into the 2009 Cavs. It's such a bummer. @RohdeOK 9:30 p.m. See how much easier life can be when Kevin Martin's jumper is falling? @Jonathan_Feigen 9:32 p.m. Rockets can't buy a bucket and as usual, if don't score, don't defend. Have made 1 of past 8 as OKC goes on 10 run. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:33 p.m. Since 5 of 9 start to nine-point lead, Rockets 8 of 24. OKC up 7. @anthonyVslater 9:33 p.m. Nobody on the Thunder with more than one assist. Only four assists on 14 FGs as a team. But one-on-one ball is working. OKC up seven. @okcthunder 9:34 p.m. KMartin with 7 points in the 2nd quarter. #ThunderUP 41-34 with 7:02 till halftime. @FSOklahoma #ThunderPlayoffs @anthonyVslater 9:36 p.m. Kevin Durant with 14 points on 5/6 shooting. @anthonyVslater 9:38 p.m. Derek Fisher is 6-of-10 from three in this series. Quietly in the midst of a hot streak. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:40 p.m. Not a good sign when Rockets' time out video to fire up crowd is Omer Asik scoring highlights. Asik has 9p, 8r, but Harden stuck on 2-1-1. @DarnellMayberry 9:40 p.m. Fisher stepping up. @okcthunder 9:41 p.m. Derek Fisher 3 for 3 from 3. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:43 p.m. Derek Fisher is lighting it up, has 9. Rockets, who paid him three times what they paid Pat Beverley this season, know how Mark Cuban feels. @RohdeOK 9:44 p.m. Coming to a rec center near you, Omer Asik. Moves well for 7-footer, though. #runninglefthander @DarnellMayberry 9:46 p.m. Reggie Jackson has four more points than James Harden. @RohdeOK 9:47 p.m. Game 4 has completely different feel than Game 3. Rather that trying to hang on to huge lead, #Thunder gaining confidence. @anthonyVslater 9:48 p.m. James Harden right now: 1/5 shooting, 4 points, 1 assist, 7 turnovers. Reggie Jackson: 4/6 shooting, 8 points, 1 turnover. @DarnellMayberry 9:48 p.m. Kevin Durant just dove into the front row fans to save a loose ball. Kevin Martin got a 3 at the other end. Thunder 58, Rockets 45. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:48 p.m. Harden is coming up with every type of turnover. Offensive foul, followed by no-look cross court. He has 7 (!!!) w 2 p, 1 r, 1 a. OKC by 13. @RohdeOK 9:49 p.m. #Thunder has missed several open looks, yet is still shooting 60 percent from the field. Outscored #Rockets 34-16 so far in second. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:49 p.m. Durant is scoring so easily, he almost has more fgs than Harden has tos. Durant 6 of 7 for 16 and heading back to line. @RohdeOK 9:51 p.m. He doesn't have near the same presence as @russwest44, but @rjOKCson_15 doesn't seem the least bit scared out there. @DarnellMayberry 9:52 p.m. At halftime, the Thunder leads the Rockets 60-53. Oklahoma City outscored Houston 36-24 in the second quarter. @Jonathan_Feigen 9:53 p.m. OKC 60, Hou 53. OKC w 36 in Q2. Durant with 18, but does have 5 tos. Parsons, Asik with 11 apiece. Kevin Martin with 14, 8 more than Harden. @anthonyVslater 9:53 p.m. James Harden's seven first half turnovers are two more than any other player has had in a GAME during this series. @okcthunder 9:53 p.m. KD scores 18, as #Thunder builds 60-53 halftime lead over #Rockets. Here's a highlight: Thabo steal, Reggie drive. youtu.be/4rrp_a_j2Qs @RohdeOK 9:55 p.m. Houston's 8-2 run to close half sours solid second quarter by #Thunder. @KDTrey5 must be stronger with ball at the point. Five turnovers. @anthonyVslater 9:58 p.m. Charles Barkley on the Thunder: "I hate it. I hate the way they're playing. Kevin Durant is not a point forward." @RohdeOK 10:01 p.m. #Thunder shot 61.9 percent in the second quarter -- 11 points from @KDTrey5, 10 from Kevin Martin, 9 from @derekfisher. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:02 p.m. Rockets showing a trailer for a video about the 22-game winning streak. @anthonyVslater 10:05 p.m. Random: Thunder starters are 0/5 from three, Thunder reserves are 6/9 from three. @RohdeOK 10:05 p.m. Um, did you not see the first 3 minutes of the game (13-4)? MT @soonersoldier33 Brooks could have a PG bring the ball up, then set up KD. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:08 p.m. Hard to imagine a 7-point game seeming more lopsided. Rockets have been known to come back in series, but not with Harden playing like this. @anthonyVslater 10:15 p.m. Serge Ibaka can't be happy about Spalding cheating on him with Omer Asik. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:15 p.m. Game 4. Comeback No. 3. Rockets were down 13, Parsons with tremendous start to second half, dunks on Perkins. Rockets up 61-60. @DarnellMayberry 10:16 p.m. First and third quarters, man. @RohdeOK 10:16 p.m. Factoid: @derekfisher has played roughly the equivalent of three full regular seasons in the playoffs -- 233 games and counting. @anthonyVslater 10:17 p.m. Kendrick Perkins: 3 fouls, 3 turnovers, 0 points, 0 rebounds and a plus/minus of -15 in five minutes of action. @RohdeOK 10:17 p.m. #Rockets in middle of 15-2 run to re-capture lead 61-60. See if #OKC responds with a third wake-up call. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:18 p.m. Parsons starts half with two dunks, two assists in four possession. This comeback a bit early. Rockets have 22 minutes to make it hold up. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:19 p.m. Rockets also got a good break. After time out, Brooks kept Kendrick Perkins in the game. @DarnellMayberry 10:20 p.m. Reggie Jackson: 0-for-2 from 3-point range. Not surprisingly, both have been attempted from above the 3-point break. @RohdeOK 10:21 p.m. 18-2 Houston run interrupted by four straight from @KDTrey5. @RohdeOK 10:26 p.m. Why pass there @KDTrey5? @Jonathan_Feigen 10:26 p.m. Bennett completely blew a call. Ball was off Perkins. (Big screen doesn't lie.) Durant nails the jumper. @RohdeOK 10:27 p.m. In case you haven't paid attention, #Rockets' @ChandlerParsons is the real deal. Gonna make a lot of money next contract. @anthonyVslater 10:28 p.m. Chandler Parsons looking like the Rockets' max player tonight: 20 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds. Only mid-way through the third. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:28 p.m. Perkins added one more turnover, leading to a Harden break. But that gets Brooks to hook him. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:31 p.m. Durant gets up holding his right wrist after diving to save the ball. @DarnellMayberry 10:32 p.m. After diving to the floor (again) for a loose ball, Kevin Durant gets up slowly and appears to begin clutching at his right hand. Stays in. @MikeSherman 10:32 p.m. Sam Presti didn't bring his poker face tonight @MikeSherman 10:33 p.m. Durant's wrist is killing him. He hit rim on one of those free throws @Jonathan_Feigen 10:36 p.m. Durant postered. Delfino with a stunning slam on KD. @anthonyVslater 10:36 p.m. Carlos Delfino just posterized Kevin Durant and the Houston bench looked as surprised as anyone. @RohdeOK 10:36 p.m. Harden, Beverley and entire #Houston bench talking smack. Can't imagine how they'd behave if they ever won a game. @DarnellMayberry 10:36 p.m. Carlos Delfino just came up with the play of this series. Strips K-Mart at one end. Posters Durant on the other for a three-point play. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:37 p.m. Delfino gets those dunks when people think he can't. It's not that unusual for him. Whole way he was setting up KD for that 1-handed slam. @MikeSherman 10:39 p.m. . @cambuf Maynor created easy shots before his knee injury. Then he struggled to create anything. OKC could use the old Maynor @Jonathan_Feigen 10:42 p.m. Brooks with a 3. Rockets 13-point lead their largest of the series. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:43 p.m. Harden called for lowering a shoulder on Kevin Martin. Amazing with those two fouls were not called on both. @RohdeOK 10:44 p.m. Scott Brooks hates to give up 30-point quarters. Can't imagine he likes 40-point quarters much, either. Houston with 37 so far. @MikeSherman 10:44 p.m. A ray of light: Houston's foul trouble. Durant could score 25 in the fourth quarter @Jonathan_Feigen 10:44 p.m. Parsons picks up his 4th so McHale goes small. No wait, tiny. Brooks, Beverley in backcourt, Garcia, Delfino at the fowards. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:46 p.m. Beverley with consecutive Beverley moments, blocks Collison shot at rim, ties up Liggins for a jump ball he thinks he can win. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:46 p.m. I;m sorry, Brooks tied him up. @DarnellMayberry 10:47 p.m. After three, the Rockets lead the Thunder 91-84. @anthonyVslater 10:47 p.m. Kevin Durant has 32 points, the other four Thunder starters have combined for 24. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:47 p.m. Hou 91, OKC 84 after KD bucket at buzzer. He has 32 on 10 of 13, 12 of 13 shooting. Parsons with 22. OKC 7 of 17 in 3rd, KD 4 of 5. @okcthunder 10:50 p.m. Kevin Durant's rebound & putback at buzzer gives him 32 pts, brings #Thunder within 7 of #Rockets. 91-84 headed to 4th. #ThunderPlayoffs @DarnellMayberry 10:50 p.m. Steve Francis is holding a ball for the trampoline dunker dudes. Where they dig him up from? @RohdeOK 10:51 p.m. First points in second half for Kevin Martin. @RohdeOK 10:54 p.m. Very uncharacteristic games in Houston for @nickcollison4. Combined 3 for 13 from the field. @Jonathan_Feigen 10:56 p.m. Rockets have hit with some touchy fouls but are also arguing about some of the most obvious fouls. Most are for holding Durant. @anthonyVslater 10:57 p.m. Somebody put Serge Ibaka on the side of a milk carton: 2/5 shooting, 6 points, 3 rebounds and a plus/minus of -21 in 27 minutes. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:04 p.m. Harden gets back to back offensive fouls, sits with 6:53 left with 10 turnovers, five fouls. @anthonyVslater 11:04 p.m. James Harden: 10 turnovers @MikeSherman 11:05 p.m. Seems like Derek Fisher has more than made up for those 15 straight missed shots a month or so ago @DarnellMayberry 11:06 p.m. Rockets had turned it over on four of their last six possessions before that up-and-under layup by Chandler Parsons. @JeromeSolomon 11:08 p.m. James Harden with a career-high 10 turnovers. @OKCChuck 11:10 p.m. For the record, NBA record for most turnovers in a single game is 11 turnovers. 11 - John Williamson, New Jersey at Philadelphia, 4/11/79 @MikeSherman 11:11 p.m. Some bad shot selection the last few trips for both @Jonathan_Feigen 11:13 p.m. Rockets were 1 of 6 with 4 tos in a five-minute stretch before slick drives by Beverley, Parsons. Rockets by 6, 3:16 left. @DarnellMayberry 11:16 p.m. That bucket will likely come off the board. It didn't look to beat the shot clock. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:17 p.m. Officials checking the video of the Fisher 3 to see if he got it off. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:18 p.m. He didn't. Rockets lead 104-98 with Parsons heading to the line, 2:20 left. @RohdeOK 11:18 p.m. Always stings to have points taken off the board, but obviously the right call. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:19 p.m. Durant bodies Parsons. His fourth. He disagrees. Looked pretty clear. @RohdeOK 11:20 p.m. Umm, that 3-pointer counts. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:21 p.m. Now Durant gets a magazine cover dunk of his own. Did anyone think he'd let Rockets win it easily. With his 3, dunk, OKC within 2, 1:13 left @anthonyVslater 11:21 p.m. Kevin Durant: 12/16 shooting, 38 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and the best dunk of the playoffs. @RohdeOK 11:22 p.m. Overtime would suit #Thunder just fine. Three #Houston starters with five fouls each. @okcthunder 11:22 p.m. Kevin Durant with a 3-pointer and a driving dunk in 29 seconds. #Thunder cuts #Rockets lead to 2. 105-103. 1:13 left in Game 4. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:24 p.m. Harden misses consecutive iso ball, run down the clock, step back 3s -- because they've worked so well. @DarnellMayberry 11:24 p.m. The question is did Thabo Sefolosha get a piece of that shot? @Jonathan_Feigen 11:24 p.m. Officials reviewing is Sefolosha got a piece. If he did, Rockets would have just 3.9 on shot clock. @RohdeOK 11:25 p.m. Even the #Rocket fans aren't arguing this one. #Thunder ball. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:25 p.m. Sefolosha did not touch it. Harden shot air-ball all on his own. He's 0 for 4 on 3s in the game, 4 of 25 in the series. Try something else?. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:27 p.m. Beverley draws a charge on Durant, his fifth foul. Rockets ball, up two, 35.9 left. The kid makes plays. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:28 p.m. Harden step back jumper, this time from 20 feet. Same result. OKC time out, 12.1 left. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:29 p.m. Durant ought to just take a 3. Hit it and it's over, miss and head to OKC for Game 5. @Jonathan_Feigen 11:30 p.m. Garcia bottled up Durant. Jackson misses over Asik. Game over. Rockets 105, Thunder 103. @DarnellMayberry 11:31 p.m. Final score: Rockets 105, Thunder 103. OKC misses two point blank, game-tying layups in the final seconds to help Houston escape. Game 5 Wed @anthonyVslater 11:33 p.m. OKC loses 105-103 despite James Harden's (4/12 shooting, 5 fouls, 10 turnovers) best playoff game for the Thunder. @okcthunder 11:33 p.m. Rally falls just short. OKC falls to #Rockets 105-103. #Thunder headed home for Game 5 @ChesapeakeArena Wed 8:30p. thunder.nba.com @MikeSherman 11:33 p.m. OK, Write Your Own Headline Time: If we pick yours for @TheOklahoman, you tomorrow's sports cover suitable for framing. @DarnellMayberry 11:33 p.m. Game 5 is Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on TNT. close Your browser does not support iframes. 0 0 0 0 Submit Letter Hide Comments natural gas Facts Liquefied Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe, Reliable Fuel. www.lngfacts.org Search Roomster Now Apartments, Roommates, Sublets www.Roomster.com Ads by Yahoo! × Trending sports Article Bedlam behaving badly: Bad blood between OSU and OU at an all-time high Advertisement Related Multimedia 46 Article Gallery: Recap: Thunder vs. Rockets, Game 4 Video: (Apr 30)Not so fast: Rockets hold off Thunder, force Game 5 Video: (Apr 30)Thunder Cover: Houston 105, OKC 103 Related Articles Former Oklahoma State star James Anderson talks about Cowboys' season, playing with James Harden Rapid reaction: Oklahoma City stumbles in Houston 105-103 for Game 4 loss OKC Thunder: Houston's third quarter too much for Thunder OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant said he will support Jason Collins OKC Thunder: Toughest game of series ends with Rockets extending series OKC Thunder: Thunder takes a ride on emotional roller coaster TNT's Chris Webber credits Rockets for taking Kevin Durant out of play on final possession OKC Thunder report card: Thunder needs Kevin Durant to take advantage of more opportunities Oklahoma City Thunder: Rockets win Game 4 to keep series alive Kevin Durant to Rest More in Game 4 Live chat: Thunder-Rockets Game 4 Recap: Thunder vs. Rockets, Game 4 Trending Now 38637Oklahoma authorities conduct meth raids in Lindsay 20834Texas wants to redraw border with Oklahoma 20006Rescuers on icy Oklahoma pond find naked man inside guitar case 18238Bedlam behaving badly: Bad blood between OSU and OU at an all-time high 15918Teen accused of killing 4 in DUI escapes jail sentence 10739Oklahoma football: Starting quarterback remains a question mark 10002Was the Sugar Bowl's selection of Oklahoma over Oregon purely a business decision?