By Joel Bartilotta
Houston now have a commanding 3-1 series lead headed back home, as this was a devastating loss for Oklahoma City. Bench production carried the Rockets, as they got 64 points and 25 rebounds from their three bench players, while the Thunder got just 22 points and nine rebounds from their five bench players. Oklahoma City really killed themselves at the free-throw line, hitting just 18-of-32, while Houston shot 28-of-33.
Nene Hilario led the way for Houston, as he went 12-of-12 from the field to provide 28 points and 10 rebounds off Houston's bench. Lou Williams and Eric Gordon scored 18 points a piece, also doing that damage off the Rockets bench. James Harden accrued 16 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double, collecting 35 points, 14 rebounds, 14 assists and three steals. Steven Adams totaled 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Andre Roberson amassed 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and five blocks.
Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:29 PM ET