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OKC Edges Out Win Against Rockets In Game Two

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Wednesday night’s basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder almost played out like a soap opera, complete with drama and a cliff hanger.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both scored 29 points, as the Oklahoma City Thunder obtained a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter and went on to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102; the Thunder also took the playoff series to a 2-0 series lead with Wednesday’s win.

Durant added a 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and then missed a free throw with 1 second left.

James Harden scored 36 points and managed to decrease that deficit Houston had with the Rockets up 95-91. It was then a “thunderous show” as OKC answered Houston with seemingly calculated movements and tenacity, while protecting and honoring their home court advantage.

It seemed as if Houston ran out of steam against OKC. Chandler Parsons missed his 3-pointer attempt from the corner, with Harden only making one of two free throws before Serge Ibaka made a true and dramatic jumper with only 31.5 seconds, giving Oklahoma City the lead, 103-98. Houston saw their time tick away.

Houston was also hindered by Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin coming out of Wednesday’s game, because of a muscle contusion in his chest. As Lin went to the locker room, he was replaced by Carlos Delfino.

In the end, OKC defeated the Rockets and Houston’s official Twitter page provided only love and support for the team:

There’s still love for the Houston Rockets and definitely opportunity, as the Rockets will host OKC in an already sold out game 3 on Saturday night. Perhaps the official Twitter account of the Rockets says it best:

Click here to check out highlights from Wednesday’s game.