Here are the highlights of the Game 5 match between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder which was scheduled on August 30, 2020 (Local Time).
Both squads are both fresh coming from a short NBA break after that Milwaukee Bucks boycott. Game 5 of their series look competitive in the first half as the Rockets only had a slim advantage as both teams heed to their respective dugouts.
Yet, in the third quarter, the story of the game went different as Houston put up a massive 19-2 run and never looked back.
Russell Westbrook is back in the 2020 NBA Playoffs though his numbers weren’t that eye-popping yet his presence in the court surely boosted the energy of Mike D’Antoni squad.
Westbrook had 7 points, six rebounds, and seven assists on a poor 3-of-13 shooting from the field. Houston got their scoring boost from James Harden who made 31 points while Robert Covington and Eric Gordon added 22 and 20 markers respectively.
For the Thunder, the Lu Dort offense experiment continues. However, the rookie offensive prowess came short to the expectation as he only made three field-goals out of his 16 attempts.
Dort is an X-factor for head coach Billy Donovan squad particularly on keeping Harden distracted in his offensive attack. The rookie managed to register six points in the game.
Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with his 19 points while Chris Paul chipped in with 16 markers in a losing effort.
Houston Vs Oklahoma Game 5 Box Score
Rockets (114) – Tucker 5, Covington 22, Westbrook 7, Gordon 20, Harden 31, Green 9, Carroll 2, McLemore 3, House Jr. 7, Rivers 5, Frazier 3
Thunder (80) – Gallinari 1, Adams 12, Paul 16, Gilgeous-Alexander 4, Dort 6, Nader 4, Bazley 10, Noel 2, Schroder 19, Diallo