Oklahoma City Thunder Cruise Past the Houston Rockets

This would be the first game that Russell Westbrook would be returning to Oklahoma City after he was traded from there to the Houston Rockets last offseason for Chris Paul.

Westbrook had fun in his return with 34 points. He shot 53.8 percent from the field. Russell Westbrook also grabbed two rebounds and five assists, but Houston got crushed to the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road by a score of 113-92.

Oklahoma City has been shockingly good this season. A lot of people expected them to miss the postseason after trading Russell Westbrook and Paul George in the offseason. However, General Manager Sam Presti has done a very good job of making this roster respectable.

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Chris Paul put on a show for the fans in the game last night. He was toying with defenders out there. Paul scored 18 points. He 50 percent from the field. Chris Paul grabbed six rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded four steals. He decided to take himself out of the game in the middle of the fourth quarter.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 20 points. He shot 53.3 percent from the field. Gilgeous-Alexander also grabbed three rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one assist.

Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points in this game. He shot 63.6 percent from the field. Gallinari also grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded one steal.

Steven Adams scored 15 points for the Thunder. He also shot 75 percent from the field. Adams also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Their bench scored 34 points. Dennis Schroder scored 16 of them. He shot 63.6 percent from the field. Schroder also grabbed five rebounds and recorded one assist.

Hamidou Diallo scored five points off the bench. He shot 28.6 percent from the field. Diallo also grabbed five rebounds.

Mike Muscala and Deonte Burton each scored four points off the bench for Oklahoma City. Muscala shot 33.7 percent from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds and recorded one assist. Burton shot 66.7 percent from the field.

James Harden scored 17 points for the Houston Rockets and he struggled for most of this game. Harden shot 29.4 percent from the field. He also grabbed three rebounds, recorded three assists, and blocked one shot.

Clint Capela scored eight points. He shot 37.5 percent from the field. Capela also grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded one assist, and blocked one shot.

P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. each scored three points in this game for Houston. House Jr. shot 33 percent from the field. He also grabbed two rebounds. Tucker also shot 20 percent from the field. He also grabbed two rebounds.

Their bench scored 27 points. Chris Clemons scored 14 of them. He shot 55.6 percent from the field. Clemons also grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot.

Ben McLemore scored eight points off the bench. He also shot 42.9 percent from the field. McLemore also grabbed four rebounds and recorded one assist.

The Houston Rockets have the same record as the Utah Jazz (25-12) so far this season. Houston would be the number four seed in the west and Utah would be the number five seed in the west if the season ended today.

They are both five games back of the Los Angeles Lakers for the number one seed in the Western Conference.

The Los Angeles Clippers (26-12) are currently the third seed in the Western Conference right now and the Denver Nuggets (26-11) are currently the second seed in the Western Conference right now.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference right now. They are only 1.5 games back of the Dallas Mavericks (23-14) of the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City is up five games on the San Antonio Spurs (16-20) for the seventh spot in the Western Conference.

The Rockets biggest lead in this game was three points.

The Thunder’s biggest lead in this game was 30 points.

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These two teams will play each other one more time this season on Monday, January 20 at 5 p.m. Eastern at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Houston’s (25-12) next game will be at home on Saturday evening against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-22).

Oklahoma City’s (22-16) next game will be at home on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers (30-7).

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