Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • HOU 41.4
    • 54.0 OKC
  • Three Point %

    • HOU 38.1
    • 40.9 OKC
  • Turnovers

    • HOU 16
    • 16 OKC
  • Rebounds

    • HOU 52
    • 56 OKC

Game Information

Chesapeake Energy Arena
,
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Line: OKC -9.5
Attendance: 18,203
100%
Capacity: 18,203
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Marc Davis, Josh Tiven
11/29/2012 Associated Press

Durant, Thunder spoil Harden's return to OKC

Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 120-98 on Wednesday night in James Harden's first time back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded before the season.

1234T
Rockets2520292498
Thunder27302934120

Game Flow

HOU
OKC
0:00 - 4th Quarter

HOU

98

OKC

120

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • James Harden misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Daequan Cook misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden misses driving layup
  • Daequan Cook misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook blocks James Harden 's 13-foot jumper
  • Daequan Cook misses 21-foot jumper
  • Daequan Cook makes 23-foot jumper (James Harden assists)
  • Daequan Cook makes 25-foot three point jumper (Patrick Patterson assists)
  • Daequan Cook misses 16-foot jumper
  • Greg Smith makes 1-foot two point shot
  • Greg Smith misses tip shot
  • James Harden misses
  • Hasheem Thabeet blocks James Harden's layup
  • Hasheem Thabeet blocks James Harden's jumper
  • Patrick Patterson misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Omer Asik makes driving layup
  • Daequan Cook misses driving layup
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Omer Asik 's 5-foot jumper
  • Daequan Cook makes 17-foot jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Kendrick Perkins blocks James Harden 's 1-foot layup
  • James Harden makes layup
  • Omer Asik misses 4-foot jumper
  • Patrick Patterson makes layup
  • Daequan Cook makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Patterson makes 15-foot jumper (Daequan Cook assists)
  • Daequan Cook misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Daequan Cook makes 20-foot jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Marcus Morris misses three point jumper
  • Jeremy Lin misses 21-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant blocks James Harden's layup
  • Marcus Morris misses 22-foot three point jumper
  • Toney Douglas misses layup
  • Omer Asik misses layup
  • Serge Ibaka blocks James Harden's layup
  • Patrick Patterson makes two point shot
  • Daequan Cook misses 8-foot Running Jumper
  • Marcus Morris misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes dunk (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kendrick Perkins misses 18-foot jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses driving layup
  • Russell Westbrook makes 13-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot
  • Kevin Durant misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot
  • Thabo Sefolosha makes layup (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Russell Westbrook misses 2-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot
  • Kendrick Perkins misses tip shot
  • Russell Westbrook misses 16-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes 16-foot jumper (Nick Collison assists)
  • Kevin Martin makes 24-foot three point jumper (Nick Collison assists)
  • Thabo Sefolosha makes layup (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Nick Collison makes 6-foot two point shot (Eric Maynor assists)
  • Terrence Jones blocks Nick Collison 's 3-foot layup
  • Kevin Martin makes layup
  • Kevin Martin makes 15-foot jumper (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Russell Westbrook makes layup
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 24-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes 19-foot jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 14-foot two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Serge Ibaka makes jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses 22-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 3-foot Running Jumper
  • Kendrick Perkins makes layup (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes 19-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Durant misses 18-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot
  • Kevin Durant misses 4-foot Running Jumper
  • Nick Collison misses tip shot
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot
  • Russell Westbrook misses 14-foot jumper
  • Kevin Martin misses 5-foot
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Martin misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes layup
  • Jeremy Lamb makes 25-foot three point jumper (Reggie Jackson assists)
  • Perry Jones III makes two point shot
  • Jeremy Lamb makes 25-foot three point jumper (Reggie Jackson assists)

Research Notes

  • 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.

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