The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 115-113 at the Chesapeake Arena on Friday night to cut the Rockets series lead to 2-1. It was a high scoring contest with a great shooting performance by the Thunder, as they shot 55 percent from the field and 47 percent from the three point line. Oklahoma held the Rockets to just 28 percent shooting from downtown and 46 percent overall. The fourth game of the series is on Sunday.

Another triple-double for Westbrook

Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double, as he scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had 11 assists in 38 minutes on the floor.

Westbrook shot 11 of 24 from the field and missed his only three-point attempt. Also, he missed four important free throws, that gave Houston a chance at the end of the game, but they didn't make the most of it. Russell said that he was really angry at himself to miss those free throws, but the most important thing for him and his teammates is the victory. Westbrook added three steals to his stat sheet and he turned the ball over five times. Taj Gibson was incredible in this game for the Thunder, as he scored 20 points while shooting amazing 10 of 13 from the field in just 29 minutes of play. Victor Oladipo had an efficient night with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals while shooting 5 of 8 from the field.

Andre Roberson also scored in double-digits, as he dropped 12 points in 38 minutes on the floor. Roberson also had six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks, while shooting 2 of 3 from downtown and 5 of 8 overall. The Thunder bench scored 35 points, as they shot 5 of 12 from the outside.

Enes Kanter had 10 points in just 10 minutes off the bench, as he took eight shots.

Huge game by James Harden

James Harden led the Rockets with a big 44 points, six rebounds and six assists while shooting 11 of 21 from the field and 4 of 12 from the three-point line. He didn't miss a free throw, as he shot 18 of 18 from the free throw line.

Harden had the last shot from the outside to win the game, but he missed it. Ryan Anderson had 18 points and six rebounds, while shooting 8 of 14 from the field and 2 of 7 from downtown. Lou Williams added 22 points off the bench, as he shot efficiently 9 of 15 from the field and 3 of 4 from the outside. Eric Gordon also scored in double-digits for the Rockets off the bench, as he had 12 points, but missed four of his five three-point attempts.

The next game is on the schedule for Sunday, at 3:30 pm.

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