Rockets (25-23, 10-12 road) vs. Thunder (35-13, 21-5 home)
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Time: 7:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.8 (2nd), Rockets – 104.2 (7th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 101.4 (12th), Rockets – 106.1 (25th)
3-1. There are a couple ways to look at the last road trip. You could spin it positively and say the Thunder were knocked off their routine because of Superstorm Jonas, but still found ways to win. Or you could look at the glass half empty and say the road trip (and its subsequent injuries) showed the frailty of the team and proved how much of a house of cards the team truly is.
The answer, as always, probably lies somewhere in the middle. This team usually plays its best all-around game when they are looking to make a comeback in the fourth quarter. It’s a brand of basketball that breeds excitement, but ultimately, is unsustainable. You can mount a furious comeback against a Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks team, but do that against the teams above you in the food chain, and you likely won’t have the same result. Keep Reading…