ROCKETS SET NBA-RECORD FOR 3-POINT ATTEMPTS
The definition of "live a little" for the Houston Rockets in this one. Houston would end up the game going 19/56 (33.9%) from three-point range. The 56 attempts set an NBA record. Houston went on a bit of a cold streak in the first half against the Thunder, missing it's last 15 consecutive 3-pointers against the Thunder in the second quarter alone. To make things even more chaotic, Rockets star James Harden finished the first half 2 for 10 from the field with 8 points.
SHAI BOUNCES BACK
After a disappointing Game 1 appearance from Oklahoma City's rising star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rebounded in a big way in this one. SGA would finish Game 2 with 31 points and 6 rebounds, while shooting 9/17 (52.9%) from the line.
ROCKETS WITH TWO TIMELY RUNS
Oklahoma City controlled this game for the most point, thanks to the outside shooting struggles of the Houston Rockets, but couldn't withstand two big runs from the Rockets in this one. Early on in the second half, Houston would go on a 13-0 run in order to regain the lead in this one. OKC would fight back, thanks to an impressive display from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who put forth an 11-0 run for the Thunder in response...but Houston would follow that up with their own 17-0 run to blow this one open.
Oklahoma City is going to need to go back to the drawing board in a hurry. Houston continues to impress without Russell Westbrook (quad) playing so far.