Thunder Squanders Double-Digit Lead In Tragic Loss To Rockets

Blake Griffin Out Indefinitely With Big Toe Injury

Westbrook posted a triple-double of 51 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. Their bench averaged 39 points per game in the regular season, fifth in the National Basketball Association and tops among playoff teams, though their reserves play an average of just 17.3 minutes to rank 26th in the league.

WASHINGTON - In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping Washington beat Atlanta for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Gordon delivered the decisive shot with 1:48 remaining, drilling a 28-footer off a Harden pass to extend the lead to eight and give Houston a 2-0 series lead.

Harden scored 20 points in the second half and the Rockets' bench added 24 second-half points. On Wednesday, he totaled 51 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. When asked about how he would grade his stat line, the NBA MVP candidate responded, "I don't give a f- about the line".

Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'
Tom Brady isn't visiting the White House with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, April 19th. There were other reasons for player absences, however.

Come Friday night, the adoration of some 18,000 fans will be showered not on Harden, but on Westbrook, as this Western Conference playoff series moves north, and the Thunder can use all the help it can get.

Russell Westbrook scored 22 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 7 assists.

Stealing a win on the road would have been huge, but if the Thunder can take their positives from game two and build on them, I would not be surprised if the Thunder even up the series in OKC. "Whatever the game gives you, that's what you take". "We lost." Ouch! But while Russell was hard on himself for letting the team go home with a 2-0 series hole, fans were going insane on Twitter over his fantastic accomplishment! "Russell Westbrook had a 50 point triple double tonight.... clearly displaying how overrated the 50 point triple double can be". Combined, he converted on 5 of 7 shots overall and on 4 of 5 3-point attempts.

Both will have to knock down shots when they count the most to get back in the series, especially Oladipo. Westbrook went just 2-of-11 from downtown as Oklahoma City lost, 115-111.

Environmental Activists March at EPA Chief's Indiana Superfund Site Visit
And by the way, those new energy sources fit much better with the mandate of the Environmental Protection Agency that Mr. Lead exposure, even at low levels, can cause nervous system damage and lowered IQs.

Harden admitted he was passive at times in the first half before changing his mindset in the second.

The Thunder led by three entering the fourth quarter and scored the first five points of the period, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Doug McDermott, to make it 94-86.

With FuboTV you can watch Thunder vs Rockets on PC, Mobile, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV as well as many other devices. Gordon and Williams did it Wednesday, and Josh Smith and Corey Brewer did it in 2015 against the Mavericks, weeks before they would spark a Game 6 rally past the Clippers. Harden made 18 of 20 free throws.

Los Angeles stormed to a 12-point lead in the first quarter, reeling off the kind of dunks that earned the team's Lob City moniker years ago. With one of the best ball defenders in the league in Patrick Beverley relentlessly following Westbrook around the court, the rest of the Rockets defense was given time to rest and get their energy back on defense.

Big Cedar Lodge hires new vice president of golf
The announcement was less about Woods' health and future, though, than the newest course design for his company, TGR Design. The TGR Design firm has four courses open worldwide and several other courses are in various stages of construction.

The Rockets also just got 4 from Trevor Ariza, though he spent large chunks of the second half trailing Russ, so his performance is bit more excusable than Anderson's.

Share

Related News

  • Existing Home Sales in US Hit 10-Yr. High

    Existing Home Sales in US Hit 10-Yr. High

    How did buying patterns vary across the country? The median price in the Northeast was $260,800, which is 2.8% higher on the year. Recent gains in pending home sales, which lead existing-home sales by a few months, had signaled a rebound in existing sales.

    Arkansas Supreme Court Halts 2 Executions

    Rosenzweig also represents two other inmates scheduled to die this month - Jack Jones and Kenneth Williams. Griffen did not immediately return a message Monday seeking his reaction to the high court's order.
    Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

    Ryan entered the race.) Supporting your party's nominee for president was kind of a minimal requirement for being speaker. He infuriated local residents when he said the District should rejoin Maryland in order to gain votes in Congress.
  • Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

    His remarks come after Pyongyang carried out a missile launch on Sunday that the United States said was a failure. The Trump administration is hoping that China will help rein in North Korea in exchange for other considerations.

    Grizzlies coach Fizdale fined US$30000 for refs rant

    Like the Spurs, the Cavaliers can take a big step a toward potential first-round sweep Thursday night when they play at Indiana. Conley: "As far as getting to the free throw line, nah". "I'm close, but I'm not going to play the second game".

    Centurion Cristiano Ronaldo hails winning mentality at Real Madrid

    Arjen Robben missed a golden chance five minutes after the interval, but moments later, he was fouled in the area by Casemiro . It's not easy to score six goals against Bayern and we deserved it. 'The sending off is a shocker and the first Ronaldo goal'.
  • Some Patriots Players Skipping White House Visit

    Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump " for the shout out " and saying he had a funeral to attend. This isn't the first time Brady skipped a White House Super Bowl celebration - he wasn't there in 2015 either.

    U.S. 'concerned' about turn of events in Venezuela

    Unidad Venezuela, a coalition of opposition parties, also organized marches in each of the country's 24 states. The opposition sees the government measures as turning Venezuela into a almost full-blown dictatorship.
    Advertisers flee Fox's Bill O'Reilly Show amid sexual harassment lawsuits

    Advertisers flee Fox's Bill O'Reilly Show amid sexual harassment lawsuits

    GlaxoSmithKline said it had "temporarily put a hold" on ads on O'Reilly's show while it reviews the situation. The campaign has already tweeted support for a few of the companies who've pulled their ads from the show.
  • Kane aiming to hunt down Lukaku in Golden Boot race

    Kane aiming to hunt down Lukaku in Golden Boot race

    Thus, they have slapped a price tag of £100 million on Lukaku in order to ward off the interests of Chelsea and Manchester United. It will cost any club interested in Romelu Lukaku a world-record £100million to land the Everton striker, according to reports .
    Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood

    Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood

    Effectively, the star and the planet orbit around a mutual centre, which falls somewhere inside the star for most planets. The super-Earth exoplanet is orbiting a red dwarf star, much smaller than our Sun.
    Crossover with the dynamism of a coupé and dominance of an SUV

    Crossover with the dynamism of a coupé and dominance of an SUV

    CROZZ crossover utility vehicle boasts a 311-mile (500-km) range on a single charge and autonomous driving capabilities in I.D. Plug into a 150-kW DC charger, and VW says you can replenish up to 80 percent of the capacity in about 30 minutes.