In a rematch of the first round series a season ago in the NBA postseason – the Houston Rockets are on the road at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. A season ago, the Rockets eliminated the Thunder in 5 games. That year they were the 4th and 5th seed in the Western Conference. This season has been a different story. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7th in the West with their 37-28 record on the season. They are just 1/2 game behind the 4th seeded Pelicans. Oklahoma City is 21-10 at home this season.
For the Houston Rockets, they have the best record in all of the National Basketball Association. Houston is 49-13 on the season, and 24-7 when playing on the road. The Rockets have won 15 straight games coming into this game. The Houston Rockets are -4 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.
Thunder Seeking Home Upset
The Oklahoma City Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason, and the results have varied. The Thunder had their three game winning streak snapped with a loss in Portland. The Thunder are third in the Northwest Division, just a game behind Portland. The Thunder are scoring 106.6 points per game, and allowing more than 103.5 per game.
Russell Westbrook is the defending Most Valuable Player in the league, and is having another fantastic season. The point guard is scoring 25.3 points per game, dishing out 10.2 assists, and grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George are combining for over 39 points per game.
Rockets On Fire
The Houston Rockets are absolutely on fire. The Rockets outscored the Celtics in a win on Sunday 15-12 in the clutch. The Rockets scored 123 against one of the best defensive teams in the league. Houston on the season is scoring 114 points per game, and allowing opponents to score 105.2 per game.
James Harden is the leading scorer in all of the league. Harden looks poised to take the MVP award away from Westbrook this season. He is scoring more than 31 points per game, 8.9 assists per game, and 5.2 rebounds. Chris Paul is second on the Rockets with 18.8 points per game, while Eric Gordon is adding 18.7 per game.
Thunder End Rockets Streak
The one thing the Oklahoma City Thunder have done well this season is beat some of the best teams in the league. The Rockets have beaten the Golden State Warriors twice this season. Look for the Thunder to bring their attitude and effort to a high level in this game. The Houston Rockets are due to lose, and this is a game they are going to do so. The Thunder beat the Rockets in the NBA on Tuesday.Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder +4 over the Houston Rockets in the NBA on Tuesday.