So far so good for the Houston Rockets who battled the Western Conference leading Oklahoma City Thunder to a 53-53 tie at halftime of their fourth and final matchup of the season. The Rockets are playing without their starting backcourt of Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin who are both out due to injury.
Rookie Chandler Parsons has been a thorn in the side of the Thunder scoring 19 points in the first half on 8-11 shooting. Goran Dragic added 10 points and four assists while Luis Scola added eight.
Kevin Durant leads the Thunder with 18 points at the half including 3-5 shooting from three-point range. Russell Westbrook added 16 points while James Harden came off the bench to score seven.
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