OKLAHOMA CITY —
Despite the Thunder shooting 50 percent from the field, Houston stayed close by dominating on the boards in the first half with a 26-18 advantage. Beverley had six boards while Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins and Ibaka combined for six total.
Oklahoma City only led 57-55 at halftime.
Jeremy Lin had a strong first half for the Rockets with seven points, four rebounds and three assists, but a right chest contusion kept him from playing in the second half.
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