The Houston Rockets built a big first quarter lead but a charge by the Thunder in the second quarter has Houston only in front 45-44 at halftime.
Houston built a 29-13 first quarter advantage but was outscored 31-16 in the second. Kevin Martin led the Rockets with 15 points while hitting 3-5 shots from beyond the arc in the first half. Luis Scola added 12 points while Samuel Dalembert grabbed 11 first-half rebounds. Kyle Lowry scored just five points but dished out a team-high six assists.
Rusell Westbrook scored 13 points in the first half to lead the Thunder. Kevin Durant added 12 points and James Harden came off the bench to score seven. Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison added six points each.