NBA Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder Win Chippy Game Over Houston Rockets [Slideshow]

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  • Thunder Trio
    Serge Ibaka: 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocked shots Kevin Durant 42 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists Russell Westbrook: 24 points, 7 assists and 4 steals
  • Deja Vu
    Houston point guard Patrick Beverley went at the ball again even after a timeout was already called by OKC. Westbrook had the ball. It was a similar play last year when Westbrook got injured and missed the rest of the 2013 Playoffs.
  • Thunderous First Half
    The Thunder used a 30-17 second quarter to build a 15 point lead going into the halftime break. Although the Rockets made their rally, OKC never gave up the lead.
  • Not Hard Enough
    James Harden had 28 points but needed 21 shots to get there. Also, Harden is 3-9 against his former team with a 13.2 PPG losing average.
  • Durant Durant
    KD shot 12 of 22 from the field, hit 5 three-pointers and took advantage from the line (13/16 FT) on the way to 42 points.
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Oklahoma City Thunder's trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka conspired in an easy 106-98 victory over West rivals Houston Thunder.

OKC led by 15 at halftime and never looked back despite James Harden (28 points) and the Rockets repeated rallies.

View the slideshow for more stats and facts of the match-up between the Rockets-Thunder on Tuesday.

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