OKLAHOMA CITY —
After the Thunder went up 20-8, the Rockets outscored them 30-18 to tie the game at 38-38 in the next eight minutes.
It was Ibaka’s defensive tenacity that got the Thunder rolling again. His blocked shots led to easy fastbreak points. Oklahoma City went on a 22-9 run to close out the half and lead 60-47.
Oklahoma City continued to pour it on in the second half. Houston had no answer for Durant’s shot making and the overall speed and athleticism of the Thunder.
“We just wanted to take care of our home-court,” Durant said. “We haven’t done anything yet.”
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