Here are the highlights of the Game 2 match between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder which was scheduled on August 21, 2020 (Local Time).
Former NBA Most Valuable Player wasn’t in his best shooting form in their second game in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs yet he was able to find help from his teammates. Rockets is now up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series.
Harden was shooting bricks as he registered 5-of-16 from the field and was awful from the three-point area with 2-of-11. Still, the “Beard” was able to make 21 points and kept his teammates busy as he dished out nine assists.
Danuel House Jr., made 19 points while Jeff Green and Eric Gordon each had 15 markers.
The Rockets continue to play without Russell Westbrook who is still nursing an injury.
Probably one of the reasons why Harden had a tough shooting night was because of Luguentz Dort defense.
Thunder head coach Billy Donovan inserted the 21-years-old to his starting lineup only for the purpose of shutting down Harden.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led OKC with his 31 points and six rebounds while Chris Paul was only limited to only 14 markers.
Rockets Vs Thunder Game 2 Box Score
Houston (111) – Tucker 14, Covington 10, House Jr. 19, Gordon 15, Harden 21, Green 15, McLemore 6, Rivers 11
Oklahoma City (98) – Gallinari 17, Adams 8, Paul 14, Gilgeous-Alexander 31, Dort 8, Bazley 3, Noel 4, Schroder 13