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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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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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