The Rockets trailed by only five points after the first quarter, but toward the end of the half, Oklahoma City went on a 16-0 run that effectively put the game out of reach. The Thunder had 68 points by halftime, and they looked completely unstoppable on both ends of the court.
The Rockets played tired basketball; 24 turnovers and non-existent defensive rotations in response to Oklahoma City's passing doomed them. The results were multiple open looks at the rim and simple open-court baskets for the Thunder.
The Thunder shot 47.9 percent from the floor, including 44.8 percent from behind the three-point line.