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Only a season ago, Houston Rockets star James Harden was coming off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder. So it probably felt like a little bit of deja vu as his Rockets take on the Thunder in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. In the third quarter of game two, Harden was pitted against Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefalosha and blew by him for an easy one-handed slam dunk: *** James Harden throws down major slam dunk [Bleacher Report]

Video:Serge Ibaka rejects Omar Asik at the rim

The Oklahoma City Thunder squeezed past James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in a 105-102 shootout. Kevin Durant continued to make good on his promise that he is done with being second best. He nailed a clutch three-pointer with less than three minutes left to send the Thunder off to Saturday’s  Game 3 at Houston with a 2-0 quarterfinal series lead. Durant finished...

Rockets Interested In Stan Van Gundy If McHale Leaves

The Houston Rockets would be interested in hiring Stan Van Gundy if Kevin McHale steps down in the offseason, according to sources. McHale is unlikely to leave the Rockets. The Rockets will pursue Dwight Howard in free agency and sources say he has a newfound respect for Van Gundy after a challenging season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Despite enduring a nightmarish postseason, onlookers would be ‘crazy’ to continue doubting Jeremy Lin

Enduring a nightmarish postseason that was punctuated by a chest injury, Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as questionable to compete tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound Lin, who inked a four-year deal worth approximately $28 million with Houston as a restricted free agent in the summertime, couldn’t...

State of the Series: Oklahoma City Thunder (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8)

Despite one hell of an effort from the Houston Rockets in Game Two, so far business has been taken care of by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder remain seated atop their No. 1 seed throne maintaining home-court advantage by going up 2-0 in the series with their two initial home games. This is obviously a great sign for OKC. Houston showed promise in Game Two as well, though...

Rockets' Lin day to day for Game 3 vs Thunder

Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the second half. He underwent an MRI on Thursday which did not reveal any damage beyond the bruise right chest muscle. The Rockets host...

Series moves to Houston with Thunder up 2-0

The Houston Rockets could be without starting point guard Jeremy Lin when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 on Saturday night. The Thunder definitely will be missing their point guard, with All-Star Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with a knee injury that will require surgery. The Rockets hope Lin, who has a bruised chest muscle, can return for the first playoff game...

Russell Westbrook To Undergo Surgery For Meniscus Tear

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now going to face some adversity in these playoffs, and it will be interesting to see how they respond. Darnell Mayberry is reporting that star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery on his torn Meniscus. Russell Westbrookwill undergo surgery in the coming days to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the Thunder has announced....

No Westbrook, No Problem

No Westbrook, no problem. At least until the NBA Finals, but that’d be a major problem even with a healthy Russell Westbrook. Westbrook tore his meniscus (a small tendon in your knee) during the second quarter of Wednesday’s night game against the Thunder. (video of Russell Westbrook injury after the jump) There is no timetable for Westbrook’s return, but the average recovery...

Thunder respond to Houston's rally for the win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead. Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn't relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed...
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