OKC seal a thrilling win to take 2-0 series lead after holding home court advantage.
The Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday night to seal a 105-102 win.
Despite blowing a 15-point lead, the Thunder did just enough at the end of the fourth quarter to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Western Conference play-off series.
Having been blown out by 29 points in Game 1, it was a much better performance from Houston, as James Harden led all scorers with 36 points. However, it still wasn’t enough to stop the Thunder, who had Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook lead them to victory with 29 points apiece.
However, it was a team effort for Oklahoma City, with Serge Ibaka posting up a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots, while Thabo Sefolosha dropped in 11 points and sixth man Kevin Martin added 10.
Both Chandler Parsons and rookie Patrick Beverley played important roles for the Rockets, as despite falling significantly behind, they refused to go away. Despite their best efforts though, they head home for Game 3 on Saturday with plenty to do in the series.