Houston Rockets 92 -OKC Thunder 104 (Recap)

Jan 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale sits on the scorer

In a tale of two-halves the Houston Rockets played an amazing first half and imploded in the second leading to a Okahoma City Thunder win 104-92.

The Rockets scored 73 points at the half, which was five more than their previous most this season. A halftime lead by 13 over the Thunder evaporated in the third quarter when the Rockets only scored 10 points, after scoring 41 points in the second quarter. The Thunder went 0-17 from deep in the first half, while the Rockets nailed 12 threes. The Rockets finished making 12-34 from deep, while the Thunder went 6-25 from deep.

Houston had there hands full with Kevin Durant who shot 38% from the field but finished with 36 points thanks to 18 of 20 from the free throw line. Reggie Jackson scored 23, and Serge Ibaka finished with 21 points.

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HOUSTON  SCORED ONLY 19 points in the second half but scored 73 points in the FIRST HALF!

In what has been a consistent trend for the Rockets; they get a big lead, the opposing team makes a comeback, and Houston buckles. James Harden did not score in the second half finishing with 16 points, 8 dimes, and 7 boards. Terrance Jones finished 16 points, and 13 boards. Dwight Howard finished with 11 points, and Jeremy Lin had 6 points

The Rockets set a NBA record for largest negative point differential between halves with -54 points. a strange record.

The Rockets next face the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday at the Toyota Center.

Topics: Houston Rockets, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

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