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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oklahoma Thunder Defeat Houston Rockets, 105-102, OKC up 2-0 in series

Kevin Durant and Thabo Sefolosha hit two huge back-to-back 3-pointers in the final minutes as Oklahoma City beat Houston 105-102 in Game 2 of the Western Conference opening-round series.

The Rockets used a 25-2 run to battle back from an 89-74 third-quarter deficit to take a 95-91 lead with 3:27 left in the game.

With the Rockets ahead 97-95, Durant drilled a 3-pointer to take a 98-97 lead. On the next possession, Durant found Sefolosha for another 3-pointer and a 101-97 lead with one minute left.

James Harden then made one of two free throws to make it 101-98.

Serge Ibaka drilled a 17-foot jumper with 30 seconds left to make it 103-98.

Carlos Delfino missed the Rockets’ next shot. Harden got the rebound and was fouled. He made both free throws with 14.0 seconds left to make it 103-100.

Former Rocket Kevin Martin made 1 of 2 free throws with 12.0 left to push the lead to 104-100.

Patrick Beverley hit a floater with 1.6 left, but the Rockets used up too much time on the possession.

Durant made 1 of 2 foul shots for the final score.

Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 29 for the Thunder.

Harden had 36 points for the Rockets.

Game 3 is in Houston at the Toyota Center on Saturday.

Source : blog.chron