Thunder are Look for Improved Play Against Rockets in Game 2

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Rockets Look to Keep Inside Dominance

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets battle Wednesday in Game 2 of their playoffs series when they meet at Toyota Center. In their 118-87 win, the Rockets found plenty of space to move and score at the rim. They produced 62 points in the paint and 31 second-chance points against the bigger Thunder.

Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as -7.5-point favorites versus the Thunder, while the game’s total opened at 224. The line is now Houston as an 8-point favorite and the total has been bet up to 225.

The Rockets covered in the game as a -7.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Thunder pressed Rockets shooters on the perimeter hard. They limited Houston to 10-of-33 shooting on 3-pointers. The great outside defensive strategy allowed a layup line to form for Houston.

James Harden converted 9 of 12 shots at the rim, while scoring 37-points. He repeatedly victimized the Thunder off the dribble.

Oklahoma City, NBA MVP front-runner, Russell Westbrook shot just 6 of 23 from the floor. He committed nine turnovers as well.  Oklahoma City struggled on offense in the second half. The Rockets threw several bodies at Westbrook and gave him a taste of his own physical style.

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Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Houston Friday, April 21

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