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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Andre Roberson is 2-8 since Houston started putting him on the line. 2-12 overall

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Houston's bench once again dominating (43-18) OKCs reserves. Nene with 18 leading the way

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets have picked up the physical play in the third quarter by protecting the rim on and getting bodies on the Thunder's bigs.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden is 2-11 from the field for eight points. The Thunder have attacked him when he gets to the rim and his shot from the outside is off. He made a mistake at the end of the third quarter when he drove to the bucket had the rim open but threw the ball out to Lou Williams leading to a turnover and the buzzer sounded ending the half.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough game so far for James Harden. He's 2-11 from the field (0-5 on 3s) for just 8 points. The combination of Andre Roberson and Taj Gibson is really frustrating him... so far. Still a quarter to go. OKC up 77-73.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Brown says until he's told otherwise by the organization, he's going in with the mindset that he'll be the acting coach for Game 4.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook's first-half triple-double was the quickest by any player in the postseason in the last 20 years. The previous quickest was Steve Nash in 2005, who got one with 6:35 remaining in the 3rd.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

With Golden State up 3-0 on Portland, I'm told Kevin Durant (calf) remains questionable for Monday's closeout game.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

After experiencing soreness during his Game 3 return from a non-displaced fibular fracture, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will not play in Monday's Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors.

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The Warriors' win percentage when trailing by 15-plus points in the last three postseasons is nearly six times better than the rest of the NBA in that situation.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Nene has played well in this first half. He's more physical than starting center Clint Capela and it's shown with his team-high 14 points and six rebounds. Nene can bang with Steven Adams and Taj Gibson if necessary and he's not afraid to challenge them at the rim.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

To offset the defensive coverage from Andre Roberson on James Harden, the Rockets are setting screens for their point guard sooner in the half court and Harden is also getting rid of the ball quicker.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg was quick to mention the Celtics' seven made first-quarter 3s in Game 3. Because of them, the Bulls have to start better and "not give them so much confidence early," Hoiberg added.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has a triple-double... in the first half: 17-10-10 as OKC leads 58-54 at the break. It's also Westbrook's third straight triple-double of the series. He's the second player to ever have three straight postseason triple-doubles. Wilt had four straight in 1967.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas and the rest of the Celtics have just arrived at the United Center ahead of Game 4.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Best thing going for the Cavs right now? The East looks even least-ier two weeks into the playoffs than it did when the regular season ended