NBA -- Thunder dig out of 13-point hole to stun Rockets
By Joan Secuya-Medida
Sat, 18 Jan 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a 13-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets, 102-94, Thursday night at the Toyota Center.
Kevin Durant fueled OKC's offense with 36 points and seven assists while Reggie Jackson, who is filling for the injured Russell Westbrook at the starting point guard slot, added 23 markers. Serge Ibaka was also stellar for the Thunder, logging 21 points and 15 boards.
The loss was especially deflating for the Rockets, who were held to 19 points in the second half after exploding for 73 at halftime.
James Harden and Terrence Jones each had 16 to lead the Rockets but Dwight Howard only tallied 11 and eight boards and the prized center missed eight of 13 field goals. Chandler Parsons registered 14 but he also struggled, going just 4-for-14.
The Thunder remained in third place in the Western Conference standings with a 29-10 slate. The Rockets fell to the 5th spot at 26-15. (JSM)
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