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Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Turns out, he did the opposite.

Also, Russ is going to have to either let the hurt go, or fight Pat Bev and get it out of the way.

Beverley picked himself up immediately.

At the half, Westbrook was on pace to achieve the triple double, as he already had accumulated six rebounds and five assists.

Celtics: Thomas recorded his second career 30-point game in the postseason. We won't know for a few months who actually won. From that point on, the Rockets dominated.

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They outscored OKC 54-28 after the Adams screen and ran away to a 118-87 victory. "We just didn't close it". But it was a game that was broken wide open in the third quarter by the ultimate workhorse. Oklahoma City, which led the National Basketball Association in rebounding in the regular season, was outrebounded 56-41.

However, the MVP is based on the regular season.

Thunder fans haven't been his biggest supporters since. "Things happen. I move forward".

To be fair to Westbrook, Victor Oladipo going 1 for 12 and low outputs from the Thunder bigs meant an early flurry of uncharacteristic Andre Roberson shooting was the best offensive help Westbrook had all night. The spotlight belonged to pesky Patrick Beverley.

He jabbed Westbrook in the backcourt. He sets a physical baseline at the start of every game and builds from there. "Tonight, he made shots and was aggressive". Because Westbrook takes all the shots and the supporting cast has had no chance to find an identity this season. "We're OK with that". He shot just 6 of 23 from the field. In other moments, he couldn't create space. "As the season's gone on, I really haven't seen a whole lot of change in Russell from the first day of training camp to now".

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Beverley hardly did it alone, of course. It's doubtful that Oklahoma City is a destination for big-time free agents, they're too good to be picking very high in the draft, and they're kind of pot committed salary-wise to Westbrook, Steven Adams, and Enes Kanter as their max salary guys. OKC finished with just four.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan would not show his hand before the game, but said whether he downsizes to match up throughout the series could depend on whether the Thunder takes advantage of the size and still gets back defensively. "We need to do a better job of rotationally blocking out". Clint Capela was also solid with 14 points and seven boards and Lou Williams added 11 points. Rookie Alex Abrines went scoreless.

Westbrook 22 points on 6-for-22 shooting; James Harden 37 points and Patrick Beverley 21 points. The team that was league-first in rebounding was outrebounded by 15.

The best-of-seven Western Conference series continues Wednesday night in Houston. Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench, and both teams cleared their benches soon after that. "We have to get back to the drawing board". "It's the playoffs now".

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