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NBA: Rockets Take 2-0 Commanding Lead Over Thunder

Orlando, Florida - The Houston Rockets rallied with 34 points in the fourth quarter to prevail over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 111-98, to take a 2-0 advantage in their series.

James Harden led the team in scoring with 21 points along with nine assists and five rebounds but he just shot just above 25% from the field. With no Russell Westbrook around, Daniel House tried to fill in the shoes as he finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and dropped three triples.

Rockets have a total of seven players contributing at least double figures in scoring.

On the other side of the fence, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander led all scorers with 31 points along with six rebounds and three long range connections. Danilo Gallinari also had a noteable night with 17 points and five rebounds while Chris Paul only had 14 points.

The Thunder have their backs against the wall dropping two straight matches and they still have a chance to bounce back this Saturday, August 23 U.S. time.

The Scores:

Rockets (111) - Harden 21, House 19, Gordon 15, Green 15, Tucker 14, Rivers 11, Covington 10, McLemore 6.

Thunder (98) - Gilgeous-Alexander 31, Gallinari 17, Paul 14, Schroder 18, Adams 8, Dort 8, Noel 4, Bazley 3, Nader 0, Diallo 0.

QuarterScores: 35-30, 53-59, 77-78, 111-98.

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