Player of the Game: Kevin Durant, F, Thunder
Durant was his normal dominant self in James Harden's return to the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder superstar finished with 37 points on 13-of-22 shooting, pulled down seven boards and had four dimes.
It's no wonder Harden was able to get so many open looks while on the Thunder's roster. Defenses should definitely be focused on shutting down Durant above all else. That's easier said than done, though.
What’s Next for Houston?
The Rockets will return home and get a few days of rest before hosting the Utah Jazz (8-7) at the Toyota Center on Saturday night. Prior to that engagement, the Jazz will roll through Oklahoma City to take on the red-hot Thunder on Friday night.
What’s Next for Oklahoma City?
As mentioned, the Thunder will host the Jazz on Friday night. Oklahoma City has won 10 of its last 12 matchups heading into Friday night.