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Best Twitter reactions to the Rockets win over the Thunder

Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
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The Rockets won their 16th consecutive game as they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter following the game.

The calendar keeps flipping and the Houston Rockets keep winning. Houston defeated Oklahoma City 122-112 on Tuesday. The Rockets became the first team to 50 wins, although the Warriors would join them at the half century mark a few hours later.

Chris Paul led the team in scoring with 25 points, and he also made five of his six 3-point attempts. James Harden contributed 23 points and 11 assists and the duo picked apart OKC’s defense. Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon, Luc Mbah a Moute, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela also scored in double figures for the Rockets.

There were a lot of turnovers in this game, as Houston coughed the ball up 21 times and OKC gave it away 19 times. The Thunder also took 93 shots while Houston only got up 71 field goal attempts. Although, the Rockets made 29 free throws to OKC’s 8 and Houston also out scored the Thunder by 15 points at the 3-point line.

The Rockets are No. 1 in the league in free throws and 3-pointers made, which allows them to score more points even when they commit a lot of turnovers or give up a lot of offensive rebounds.

Best Twitter reactions

First, its only right to start with a tweet of James Harden dancing like M.C. Hammer.

James Harden out here feeling himself after the Rockets 16th straight W pic.twitter.com/5n9LRX2kUv

— 12up (@12upSport) March 7, 2018

While everyone is talking about Houston’s 16 game win streak, Kelly Scaletta pointed out that the Rockets have also won 11 in a row against teams that are over .500.

I think even more impressive than the Rockets 16-game winning streak is 11 straight over winning teams.

— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) March 7, 2018

Yesterday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said that the Rockets would lose to the Thunder. That was probably a pretty funny statement to James Harden and Chris Paul.

James Harden and CP3 when Stephen A Smith said that the #Rockets would lose to the Thunder pic.twitter.com/YIHM8v13iG

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) March 7, 2018

In case you missed it, TNT had another “Players Only” night for the Rockets-Thunder game. Basically, the professional play-by-play announcers like Marv Albert are replaced by former NBA players. Former Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson was on the air for last night’s game, but a lot of people on Twitter didn’t enjoy his commentary.

Someone sign Nate Robinson to a 10 day contract or something so he can shut up

— Rockets_Feed (@rockets_feed) March 7, 2018

We also have a very frustrated Carmelo Anthony as The Beard blew by him for an easy lay up.

“WHERE THE F**K WAS THE HELP???” – Carmelo Anthony pic.twitter.com/T7lX7JkFtA

— Wobibrow (@World_Wide_Wob) March 7, 2018

Here’s James Harden’s reaction whenever he realizes that Melo is going to defend him.

James Harden when he sees that Melo is going to try to guard him one-on-one. pic.twitter.com/tRxc2rNGT2

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) March 7, 2018

Now that Houston has quieted the Thunder, they’ll face the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight.

Next: Can the Houston Rockets surpass their 2008 winning streak?

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are definitely a handful, but Houston will be the favorites in just about any game at this point. Let’s hope that  can win their 17th game in a row.

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