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Rockets, Thunder set for game 7 matchup

1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 01 2020 Sep 1, 2020 September 01, 2020 1:25 AM September 01, 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; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT

WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 3-3

BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Houston Rockets in game seven of the Western Conference first round. The Thunder won the previous meeting 104-100. Chris Paul scored 28 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the win and James Harden scored 32 points in defeat for Houston.

The Rockets are 28-19 in Western Conference games. Houston averages 14.7 turnovers per game and is 26-14 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Thunder are 27-19 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City is 43-17 when scoring 100 or more points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harden is averaging 34.3 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Rockets. Jeff Green is averaging 14.1 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder scoring 19 assists and collecting 5.9 rebounds. Paul is averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 4-6, averaging 110.3 points, 42 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 9.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points on 44.9% shooting.

Thunder: 5-5, averaging 106.7 points, 48.4 rebounds, 18.8 assists, six steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points on 44.2% 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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