Houston, Oklahoma City tied 2-2 heading to game 5

2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, August 29 2020 Aug 29, 2020 August 29, 2020 2:23 AM August 29, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

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Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Houston Rockets (44-28, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EDT

LINE: Rockets -5; over/under is 226.5


BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Houston Rockets for game five of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 2-2. The Thunder won the previous matchup 117-114. Dennis Schroder scored 30 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the win and James Harden recorded 32 points in defeat for Houston.

The Rockets have gone 28-19 against Western Conference opponents. Houston leads the Western Conference averaging 117.8 points and is shooting 45.1%.

The Thunder are 27-19 in conference matchups. Oklahoma City has a 31-7 record against opponents under .500.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harden leads the Rockets with 7.5 assists, and scores 34.3 points per game. Jeff Green is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Chris Paul has shot 48.9% and is averaging 17.6 points for the Thunder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 15.3 points and five rebounds while shooting 39.6% over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 4-6, averaging 110.4 points, 39.7 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points on 46.1% shooting.

Thunder: 5-5, averaging 108 points, 46.3 rebounds, 19.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points on 44.4% shooting.

INJURIES: Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee).

Thunder: None listed.

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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