Field Goal %
- HOU 41.4
- 54.0 OKC
Three Point %
- HOU 38.1
- 40.9 OKC
- HOU 16
- 16 OKC
- HOU 52
- 56 OKC
- Oklahoma City, OK
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End of Game
James Harden shot 3 for 16 (18.75%) from the field in his first game against the Thunder. Here are the last 5 players to shoot wore than Harden when facing their former team for the first time with at least 10 shot attempts.
James Harden was 1-6 on isolation plays Wednesday and has struggled on that play type all season. Last season, isolation plays accounted for 10.9 percent of Harden's plays in the half court, but as his team's primary scorer this season, that percentage has increased to 25.0.
The Thunder spoiled James Harden's return to Oklahoma City Wednesday, and the primary player Harden was traded for, Kevin Martin, had a strong game. The Thunder outscored the Rockets by 21 points with Martin on the floor, while the Rockets were outscored by 17 with Harden on the floor.
James Harden was 1-10 (10.0 percent) from inside 5 feet Wednesday, his lowest shooting percentage from that distance this season and second-lowest in his career, minimum five attempts. Six of Harden's nine misses from inside 5 feet were blocked by the Thunder. He entered Wednesday's game shooting 60.8 percent from that distance.
The Rockets seem to go as James Harden does... Harden has been the linchpin in Houston's 7 wins, averaging 31 points a game... But in the Rockets' 8 losses, he's shot less than 32% from the floor, including 4 of 22 in the team's last 2 losses.
After losing Game 2 in a rout, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says the team needed to get slapped and come back in Game 3 to see who they are.
Read about the 2017 NBA playoffs on ESPN to find out if the Cavs and Warriors are on a collision course for their third straight Finals showdown.
With a win in Game 2, LeBron & Co. would tie the 1988-89 Lakers for most consecutive playoff victories with 13.