Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • OKC 37.9
    • 43.4 HOU
  • Three Point %

    • OKC 38.5
    • 32.4 HOU
  • Turnovers

    • OKC 11
    • 11 HOU
  • Rebounds

    • OKC 59
    • 52 HOU

Game Information

Toyota Center
Coverage: ESPN
  • Houston, TX
  • Line: OKC -3.0
Attendance: 18,163
100%
Capacity: 18,104
Referees: James Capers, Joe Crawford, Tony Brown
4/28/2013 Associated Press

Durant scores 41, lifts Thunder to 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant scored 41 points in his first game without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook, and the Oklahoma City Thunder fought off Houston's late rally to beat the Rockets 104-101 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.

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Game Flow

OKC
HOU
0:00 - 4th Quarter

OKC

104

HOU

101

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Serge Ibaka makes 18-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses layup
  • Serge Ibaka makes layup
  • Kevin Durant makes 14-foot two point shot (Derek Fisher assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 19-foot two point shot
  • Kendrick Perkins makes jumper
  • Kendrick Perkins misses jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Carlos Delfino blocks Kevin Martin 's 6-foot 2-pt jumper
  • Nick Collison makes layup (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Kevin Martin makes 23-foot three point jumper (Thabo Sefolosha assists)
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses layup
  • Kevin Martin misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Francisco Garcia blocks Kevin Durant 's 6-foot jumper
  • Kevin Martin makes 24-foot three point jumper (Reggie Jackson assists)
  • Serge Ibaka makes 13-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses
  • Reggie Jackson misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes 7-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Durant makes driving layup
  • Serge Ibaka misses 13-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka misses 16-foot two point shot
  • Reggie Jackson makes 23-foot three point jumper (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Serge Ibaka makes 1-foot two point shot (Kendrick Perkins assists)
  • Reggie Jackson misses dunk
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 10-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 27-foot three point pullup jump shot
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes two point shot
  • Chandler Parsons blocks Kevin Martin 's 2-foot layup
  • Kevin Durant misses 17-foot two point jumper
  • Nick Collison misses hook shot
  • Kevin Durant misses layup
  • Nick Collison misses tip shot
  • Nick Collison misses tip shot
  • Kevin Durant misses 8-foot Running Jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes 13-foot two point shot
  • Serge Ibaka makes layup (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 26-foot three pointer
  • Omer Asik makes layup (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • Chandler Parsons makes 26-foot three point jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Jeremy Lin makes 21-foot jumper (Patrick Beverley assists)
  • Jeremy Lin misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Beverley misses layup
  • Chandler Parsons misses three point jumper
  • James Harden misses 22-foot jumper
  • Chandler Parsons makes driving dunk (Carlos Delfino assists)
  • Carlos Delfino misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Beverley makes layup (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • James Harden makes two point shot (Carlos Delfino assists)
  • Jeremy Lin misses driving layup
  • Jeremy Lin misses 22-foot jumper
  • Nick Collison blocks Francisco Garcia's layup
  • Chandler Parsons misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Aaron Brooks makes driving layup
  • Chandler Parsons misses three point jumper
  • Chandler Parsons makes layup (Aaron Brooks assists)
  • Francisco Garcia makes driving layup (James Harden assists)
  • Francisco Garcia makes 22-foot jumper (James Harden assists)
  • Serge Ibaka blocks James Harden 's 2-foot layup
  • Terrence Jones misses jumper
  • Francisco Garcia makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • Chandler Parsons makes 25-foot three point jumper (James Harden assists)
  • Terrence Jones makes two point shot
  • Aaron Brooks misses three point jumper
  • Jeremy Lin misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jeremy Lin misses driving layup
  • James Harden makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • James Harden misses jumper
  • Patrick Beverley misses layup
  • Chandler Parsons makes 7-foot jumper
  • Francisco Garcia makes two point shot (James Harden assists)
  • Patrick Beverley makes layup (James Harden assists)
  • Derek Fisher blocks James Harden 's 9-foot jumper
  • Francisco Garcia misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden makes driving layup
  • James Harden misses 22-foot step back jumpshot
  • Francisco Garcia misses three point jumper
  • Terrence Jones makes layup (Carlos Delfino assists)
  • James Harden misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Beverley misses Running Jumper
  • Carlos Delfino misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Carlos Delfino makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Patrick Beverley 's 7-foot jumper
  • Carlos Delfino makes three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • James Harden misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carlos Delfino misses three point jumper
  • Carlos Delfino makes 23-foot three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • Francisco Garcia makes 25-foot three point jumper (Carlos Delfino assists)
  • Carlos Delfino misses 23-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • NEXT LEVEL: James Harden made nine field goals Saturday, six of them coming on drives to the basket. Harden is 14-for-22 over his last two games on such plays.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Oklahoma City made 11-of-26 field goals attempted inside of five feet with only one coming from a guard (Kevin Martin). The Thunder shot 42.3% inside of five feet, the third worst for any game this season. Russell Westbrook averaged four made baskets per game from this distance.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Kevin Durant played 47 minutes and had 86 touches Saturday, 42 of those came in the back court where he was used as the primary ball handler. Durant had 35 such instances in the first two games combined.

  • At Least 40 Points and 14 Rebounds - Road Playoff Victory, Last 25 Seasons

    Opponent
    2013Kevin Durant*Rockets
    2012LeBron JamesCeltics
    2012LeBron JamesPacers
    2001Kobe BryantKings
    1995Hakeem OlajuwonSpurs
    1994Charles BarkleyWarriors
    *Tied playoff career high with 41 points

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