Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (6-14) play against the Houston Rockets (16-16) at Toyota Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday November 29, 2021

Oklahoma City Thunder 89, Houston Rockets 102 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Christian Wood leads Rockets over Thunder for 3rd straight win ift.tt/3d0odlR1:18 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are hanging around, sort of. They haven’t yet gone on “the run” yet. Pelicans are up 95-84 with 7:29 left to play.
That Thunder game is the feather in the cap that Clippers can lean on to know that it isn’t yet too late. Circle back in like 3 minutes. – 12:21 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Mon
Franz Wagner, 27 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl
Tre Mann, 17 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk
Jalen Suggs, 17 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl
Evan Mobley, 12 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Bones Hyland, 19 pts, 3 ast, 5-8 3P
Chris Duarte, 14 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 3-5 3P – 12:16 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
best play of the night: Rockets players demand Kevin Porter Jr. come get the rebound before it goes out of bounds so he can record his first ever triple-double. tremendous work environment. pic.twitter.com/rrJmgTGhsG12:09 AM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
One of the biggest fantasy add nights for deep leagues in a while, so posted today’s NBA 3 Ball a little early. Bones Hyland and RJ Hampton headline the widely-available adds with lots of Rockets and Thunder. Plus, a lot more!
Check it out!
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🚀 C- Wood last 3 games:
🏀 24 PTS, 21 REB (career high), 3 BLK
🏀 33 PTS (career high), 16 REB, 2 BLK
🏀 16 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST (career high) pic.twitter.com/CdKEYMZGE711:16 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Christian Wood leads Rockets over Thunder for 3rd straight win houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 11:08 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Silas on Garrison Mathews: “I think this might be the first game he hasn’t gotten a charge, so he is tough, super tough, and not afraid to stick his nose in there and everybody recognizes it and he has a big time skill that we need.” – 10:58 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Kevin Porter Jr. did his thing tonight against the Thunder 🔥
📊 11 PTS
📊 10 REB
📊 11 AST pic.twitter.com/Gaol8G5wSD10:54 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
During the three-game winning streak, Garrison Mathews, who is on a two-way contract, has played almost 33 minutes a night, scoring 17 points on an incredibly efficient 56.7% FG and 12-24 (50%) from three. pic.twitter.com/4RrTiwgVx710:51 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann: “Lately, Coach has told me he wants me to be more aggressive on offense, so that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Mann had a career high 17 points and a career high 7 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/sB0RFmA0zy10:47 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets game (102-89 win) has been over for about 20 minutes. Rookie Josh Christopher (@Josh Christopher ) has been getting up shots for most of that time since the court cleared. pic.twitter.com/QoZZ9vic2Q10:43 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Garrison Mathews does a fist bump move after he knocks down threes. He said Armoni Brooks tells him all the time he has the worst celebration in the league.
“I’ve got no swag.” Said he tries to just point to his teammates as a thanks 😂 – 10:40 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Garrison Mathews says Armoni Brooks makes fun of him for having the worst celebrations after made shots. “I’ve got no swag to me. I’m a country boy,” said Mathews. – 10:40 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Christian Wood had himself a career night!
🚀 24 PTS
🚀 21 REB pic.twitter.com/r0Qb9ABKZ710:40 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Garrison Mathews: “I have no swag to me whatsoever” – 10:38 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann: “He’s gonna be able to score in the NBA, he’s got that walking in the door.” – 10:36 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
With the way Isaiah Roby played tonight, “it puts a lot of pressure on us to try to find cracks for him,” Daigneault said. – 10:34 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
KPJ messed around and got a triple-double! 🔥
@creditkarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/tgwi2m9Uae10:30 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Silas feels mainly Christian Wood’s effort level is the big reason for his recent play but admits the position helps too. “Being able to roll to the rim consistently time after time after time helps him considerably.” – 10:29 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets win 102-89 over OKC, 3rd straight win.
Porter, Jr. (@Kevin Porter) 1st career triple-double: 11p, 10r, 11a.
Wood (@Christian Wood ) 1st 20-20 game (24p, 21r). Wood’s last 3 games:
24p, 21r (career hi), 3 blks
33p (career hi), 16r, 2 blks
16p, 10r, 6 assts (career hi) pic.twitter.com/nqevNw6pym10:29 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Christian Wood is averaging 24.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 blocks during the suddenly sizzling Rockets’ 3-game winning streak. He’s thrived since Houston scrapped the two-big starting lineup. – 10:23 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Kevin Porter Jr. to @Cayleigh Griffin on his recent stretch: “Just be me. I’ve been trying to be something I’m not. After that injury, I was able to observe and I came back out and played my game.” – 10:20 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
ROCKETS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! – 10:18 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Positive performance from Tre Mann tonight. You can see the steps he’s taken forward since the beginning of the season — assertiveness and decisiveness, and understanding space and separation much better. Career-high 17 points tonight against Houston. – 10:18 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann tonight
17 points (career high)
7 rebounds (career high)
1 assist
2 steals
1 block
6-6 FT
Rough night for OKC, but nice to see a mini-Mann breakout. – 10:17 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
After losing 15 straight, the Rockets have won three in a row. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens when:
– Jalen Green returns
– John Wall takes a role
– (If) Daniel Theis plays again – 10:17 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets have one 3 in a row after losing 15 in a row. They have pulled into a tie with New Orleans for 14th in the West and trail the Lakers by 6 games with 62 to play for the second play-in spot – 10:16 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Say it with us: ROCKETS WIN! 🚀
@ATT | #LightTheFuse🔥 pic.twitter.com/p7fhvltVmk10:16 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Christian Wood last 3 games:
24 PTS, 21 REB, 3 BLK, 3 3PT
33 PTS, 16 REB, 2 BLK, 2 3PT
16 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST, 2 3PT
The Rockets have won 3 straight. pic.twitter.com/EddbjKFDzO10:16 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
The Houston Rockets have quadrupled their win total in the past five days. – 10:15 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 102, Thunder 89. Rockets have a three-game winning streak, sweeping the homestand. Head to OKC Wednesday. – 10:15 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
KPJ credited with this for his 10th board (for now). Too funny with the Rockets guys letting him get it.
Triple-double if it holds! pic.twitter.com/rnvfanJh2O10:14 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
SGA has been standing alone for a while now. pic.twitter.com/koNP1BxVdZ10:14 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Rockets have won 3 in a row.
John Wall is coming back.
The championship run starts now. pic.twitter.com/LIPXxHT2fT10:14 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Christian Wood tonight: 24 points on 9-17 shooting (3-6 3P), 21 rebounds, 3 blocks.
I think this man’s best position is at center. – 10:13 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
With a little help from his teammates, Kevin Porter Jr. reels in the triple-double: 11 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists – 10:13 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Josh Christopher was quite pumped after Kevin Porter Jr grabbed his 10th rebound for a triple-double – 10:12 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Kevin Porter Jr. is one rebound away from a triple double and he’s 100% aware of it lol – 10:12 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Minutes for Daishen Nix. Christopher follows. (Garuba is out with a bruised thigh, sorry.) – 10:11 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Daishen Nix getting 4th quarter minutes – 10:10 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Strong game for Jae’Sean Tate. Has 13 points, eight assists (a season high two shy of his career high), five rebounds in just 25 minutes. – 10:09 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Both Christian Wood and Jae’Sean Tate have done the raise the roof celebration tonight. I hope Cynthia Cooper is watching – 10:09 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Rockets well on their way to a third straight win. What a time. – 10:08 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Career-high 15 points for Tre Mann tonight. – 10:07 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets will stay with Wood at center on Wednesday, but the test will be what they decide to do on Friday against Orlando, a team that plays 2 traditional bigs – 10:02 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
With a win tonight, the Rockets would be 4-16, no longer the worst team in the league as they would move ahead of Orlando at 4-18. – 10:01 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Christian Wood has 22 points and 21 rebounds for the Rockets. – 10:00 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Christian Wood:
22 points
20 rebounds
3 blocks
8-15 from the field
3-6 from 3-PT range
3-4 from the FT line
+23 in 28 minutes – 10:00 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Christian Wood’s career high 20th rebound results in a rim-bending put-back slam. He has a 20-20 going. – 9:59 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
22 points, 20 rebounds for Christian Wood. He’s been unlocked since moving back to center – 9:58 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
First 20-20 game of Christian Wood’s career. – 9:58 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
So Alperen Sengun is just going to get a poster dunk every game now. Cool.
pic.twitter.com/gDflcNlCbk9:58 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Your nightly Alperen Sengun highlight pic.twitter.com/WFTv0gshJx9:53 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Every time Ty Jerome gets minutes, I think Ty Jerome needs more minutes. – 9:52 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets bench went crazy after Sengun dunked on Aaron Wiggins – 9:51 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
OMG ALPEREN SENGUN!!!!!!! – 9:51 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
12 points, 8 rebounds for Danuel House, who is owed an apology by a lot of people – 9:50 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Theo Maledon is checking in for the first time tonight. – 9:49 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
House with a nice drive and jumper through a foul. OKC challenging the call on Tre Mann. Trouble with this if overturned is that Watson fouled him before the shot or the block/charge. – 9:48 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Think that was a new Eric Gordon face 😂😂😂😂😂😂 – 9:47 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
the Thunder are shooting -73 degrees Celsius and are only down 10 somehow – 9:47 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
12 minutes left to play!
Rockets: 72
Thunder: 60
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/kppve4HLbq9:46 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Roby has 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting. So far taking advantage of his minutes with Kenrich Williams out. – 9:46 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 72, Thunder 60 after 3. Rockets led by 21 but stumbled when the bench began checking in. Wood with 16 points, 19 rebounds, matching his career high. Has had a career high for assists, points and rebounds in past three games. – 9:42 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
not this time 🚫
@_PWJiii | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/qxb6rhIMyn9:40 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann has done some really nice things tonight. He’s been a bright spot for the Thunder offensively. – 9:40 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Aleksej Pokusevski hasn’t mastered the art of the closeout. – 9:39 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
SGA step backs remain fun. – 9:39 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Garrison Mathews is taking a beating tonight. That guy wants nothing more than to take charges – 9:39 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Funny thing considering all the talk about Rockets point guard play of late, Kevin Porter Jr. doing a nice job point guarding. Shooting, not so much. But he is in triple double territory. – 9:37 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Christian Wood is working on a 20-20 game while Kevin Porter Jr is nearing a triple-double – 9:37 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Christian Wood just tied his career-high with 19 rebounds. There is still 2:30 remaining in the third. – 9:37 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Incredible defensive possession by Christian Wood on SGA. Wow. – 9:29 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Garrison Mathews is AUTOMATIC from behind the arc 🤯 pic.twitter.com/g3SPnd573G9:28 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
They’re not PJ Tucker’s anymore. Garrison Mathews owns the corners at Toyota Center now. – 9:26 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Garrison Mathews:
15 points
5-9 from 3-PT range
+16 in 21 minutes – 9:26 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Houston has its biggest lead of the game, 58-41 with 7:47 left in the third. Mark Daigneault calls timeout.
The Thunder is 2-of-25 from three. – 9:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets found a shooter. Billy Hoyle, excuse me, Garrison Mathews stepping up. He’s 5 of 9 on 3s, hits consecutive 3s to give Rockets a 17-point lead. – 9:24 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Not sure I’ve ever seen Garrison Mathews miss from the left corner – 9:24 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Garrison Mathews is damn good – 9:23 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jae’Sean Tate is the Rockets leading scorer with 11. That might because he has attempted just one 3-pointer, increasing the chances in this one of his shots going in. – 9:20 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 46, Thunder 37 at half. Rockets 8 of 29 on 3s. Could be worse. Thunder 2 of 21. Rockets with just 18 points in the paint. They average 24.9 in the first half this season. – 9:04 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA should shoot every shot like it’s a buzzer beater. – 9:03 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
14 points for OKC in the 2nd quarter. Man this game is nasty. – 9:02 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Halftime: Rockets 46, Thunder 37
– OKC’s lowest-scoring half of the season
– Thunder shot 2-of-21 from three – 9:02 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
KPJ got way up to get a Tate lob. Tate did the raise the roof thing after. Didn’t think people still did that. Rockets up 11, 1:48 left in the half. – 8:57 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets ahead of the pace for their most 3s attempted in a game this season (49.) Not all-time. They put up 70 against the Nets in 2018-19. 70!?! – 8:55 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Sengun behind the back to Mathews 👀 pic.twitter.com/HO6S5fueu38:54 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Three of the early season’s consensus top 15 rookies are playing in this game in Giddey, Sengun and Robinson-Earl.
Tre Mann is outplaying all three of them right now. – 8:52 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Tre Mann jumps the passing lane, steals an errant pass and gets a 3-point play. Got himself a little G-League confidence boost. – 8:51 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets are shooting 31 percent while the Thunder are shooting 39 percent. It’s also freezing in this arena – 8:47 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
The two worst offensive teams in the NBA are living down to their statistics. Thunder begging Rockets to take 3s, taking away the lane. Rockets 4 of 16 from deep. Through 15 minutes, it’s 28-28. Ugh. – 8:44 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Beast Airlines cleared for takeoff ✈️
@Josh Giddey ➡️ @luthebeast pic.twitter.com/XStxyMrl7q8:41 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
12 minutes down in H-Town!
Rockets: 28
Thunder: 23
@kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/97oARyYaP98:40 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann is going to be really good. pic.twitter.com/hOlPG7oGB98:39 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 28, Thunder 23 after 1. Lot of poor shooting going on. Rockets 4 of 13 on 3s, OKC 1 of 9. – 8:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Paul Watson Jr. is making his Thunder debut. He’s going to get a look with Kenrich Williams out. – 8:30 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Paul Watson Jr is making his debut right now! – 8:29 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Having a system in place, a reliable floor runner and floor spacer are crucial for a Kevin Porter Jr. learning to run the offense and make the right reads.
Insertions of Garrison Matthews and Armoni Brooks to the regular rotation shouldn’t be understated. – 8:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
With Brooks in for Gordon at the six-minute mark, would think Gordon takes over the backup point duties with Augustin unavailable. – 8:23 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Scoot finds Wood for the slam 😤
@Toyota | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/yKKKahyn3G8:21 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
With Favors, Muscala and Williams out tonight, 26-year-old Paul Watson is the Thunder’s oldest available player against the Rockets. – 8:20 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Rockets doing a good job attacking mismatches early. 10 of their 14 points are in the paint, 6:56 to go in the opening quarter. – 8:20 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains that guy. – 8:19 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
No Kenny Hustle, Mike Muscala or Derrick Favors for OKC tonight.
Thunder’s oldest active player is 26 year old Paul Watson. – 8:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – John Wall preparing to play amid ongoing conversations with Rockets management ift.tt/31apMec8:18 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Mitchell Ervin hit Garrison Mathews with a technical foul – 8:15 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Thunder announce that Mike Muscala is out tonight (right ankle soreness). Came up in warmups. – 8:15 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Mike Muscala is a late scratch for OKC, with right ankle soreness. Soreness came on during pregame. – 8:14 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mike Muscala is also out tonight for the Thunder. Muscala, Favors, Williams, Vit Krejci. – 8:14 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mike Muscala (right ankle soreness) is a late scratch tonight, per the Thunder. Muscala felt soreness in pregame warmups. – 8:12 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets went with a Porter/Wood PnR on their first possession on Saturday, tonight they go with a pick and pop for 3 – 8:11 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Getting us started.
Presented by @EnableMidstream pic.twitter.com/N3WsUhYubv8:08 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Rockets starters:
Garrison Mathews
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood
Eric Gordon
Kevin Porter Jr. – 7:42 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs Thunder: Mathews, Tate, Wood, Gordon, Porter.
Thunder starters: Bazley, Dort, Robinson-Earl, Giddey, Alexander. – 7:41 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Mathews, Tate, Wood, Gordon, Porter Jr.
Thunder: Dort, Bazley, Robinson-Earl, Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander. – 7:37 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
John Wall preparing to play amid ongoing conversations with Rockets management houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:33 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
The #Rockets and #ThunderUp combined for 190 points 12 days ago, but open this week’s home-and-home looking to continue an offensive surge. Here are my thoughts on the @WagerTalk #NBA Tip-Off Show on how to approach tonight’s contest in Houston, complete with a player prop pic.twitter.com/HJ3JeHNAjm7:20 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rumor: Rockets will get quality trade offers for center Christian Wood nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/29/rum…7:13 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault owes Thunder PR man Matt Tumbleson 10 push-ups.
Daigneault thought he was going to get a Lincoln Riley question during his pregame presser. There wasn’t one. – 7:02 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Forecast calls for a whole lot of drip. 💧
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/GHFRUkxAj46:57 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns #Warriors 21-3 vs. common foes this year:
LAL (PHX 1-0 GS 1-0)
POR (PHX 1-1 GS 1-0)
SAC (PHX 1-1 GS 1-0)
MEM (PHX 1-0 GS 0-1)
NO (PHX1-0 GS 1-0)
HOU (PHX 2-0 GS 1-0)
ATL (PHX 1-0 GS 1-0)
MIN (PHX 1-0 GS 1-0)
BKN (PHX 1-0 GS 1-0)
CLE (PHX 2-0 GS 1-0) https://t.co/687jMYLA2t pic.twitter.com/CgqmTfCaZM6:56 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault is now doing 10 push ups because he bet Thunder PR he would get a Lincoln Riley Question but never did. – 6:56 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on SGA leading Tre Mann in a personal workout: “Yeah, Shai’s the man.” – 6:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on the 200 shots workout SGA put Tre Man through “Shai’s the man” but clarifies “That wasn’t being put through the ringer, come on, it’s 200 shots!” He jokes with I believe Gallo who asked the question about Shai putting Mann through the ringer. – 6:55 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann: “We’re intentionally trying to give him some run. He’s certainly a priority.” – 6:54 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann “You have to pick him up higher, you can’t go under on Pick and Rolls, you’re going to help less off of him. We don’t want him chucking, but his aggressiveness is a source of unselfishness.” Says being aggressive helps the team with spacing. – 6:52 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams “out tonight, out Wednesday, probably out Thursday” – 6:50 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault explains the Paul Watson Jr signing “Those are collaborative decisions, I don’t want to speak out of turn. He is a guy that our scouts were really high on him even dating back to before he was with Toronto…You can’t develop 10 20 years old at the same time.” – 6:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Roby will be in the rotation tonight with Kenrich Williams out, per Mark Daigneault.
Paul Watson will also play. It’ll be his Thunder debut. – 6:45 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on the rotation tonight “Roby will get a role. We are going to take a look at Paul Watson.” Watson will make his season debut tonight. – 6:45 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on what’s changed with the Rockets from the last matchup “Swag. They’re swagging out right now…they have some juice and momentum.” CC:@JTGatlin6:44 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas said John Wall’s role with the Rockets was discussed during yesterday’s meeting: “Just like the beginning parts of, we’re trying to figure out what this looks like, and that was mainly what it was. Like, what is it? What is it going to be…” pic.twitter.com/ocV7lNuDUT6:41 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors is out tonight, along with Kenrich Williams and Vit Krejci. Per the NBA injury report. Favors is listed as a non-COVID illness. – 6:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Derrick Favors (non-COVID illness) is out tonight. – 6:37 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas said a thigh contusion limited Usman Garuba to 11 minutes last night, but he said he looked really good the game before – 6:34 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Silas says Jalen Green is “antsy” to return. “He wants to be out there.” Silas said he felt Green’s game was heading in the right direction before the injury. – 6:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets guard D.J. Augustin (health and safety protocols) is out. – 6:23 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
D.J. Augustin is in health and safety protocols per Silas – 6:22 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Coach Silas says DJ Augustin is out for health & safety protocols. – 6:22 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Stephen Silas on if he wants John Wall to return: “If he’s able to play, yeah. It has to be good for everybody though. It has to be good for the organization and it has to be good for our group. There’s more to it.” – 6:20 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets HC Silas: “Rafael & I met w/ John (Wall) yesterday. He’s indicated that he wants to play & work towards that. He’s been doing a lot of 1 on 0 stuff…this is the ramp-up time (weeks) & we’ll continue our conversations…He’s in great shape, been diligent, been positive.” – 6:19 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Stephen Silas said Rockets are working John Wall back into game shape, a process that will take a couple weeks while additional conversations are ongoing. – 6:18 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Stephen Silas on meeting with John Wall: “Rafael and I did meet with John yesterday. He has indicated that he wants to play. So right now we’re in that phase in terms of getting him in game shape… Right now is like the ramp-up time. It will probably take a couple weeks.” – 6:18 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas says he and Rafael Stone did meet with John Wall yesterday. Silas says they’re getting him back in game shape and that right now is the “ramp up time” and that will probably take a couple weeks. – 6:18 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says he and Rafael Stone met with John Wall yesterday and Wall has indicated he wants to play. Wall has started the process of getting into game shape. Silas says his ramp up will take at least a couple of weeks. He’s been doing individual workouts – 6:18 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets Josh Christopher (@Josh Christopher ) back from @RGVVipers getting his pregame work this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/dQ6KiACbjZ5:47 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
JRE is shooting 40.7% from 3. What is his ranking among all NBA rookies⁉️
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J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
john wall is making more money than i can even fathom, but after the injury hell that he’s been through, losing another year of capable action after the age of 30 would be torture. hoop mortality starting to bear down on him.
id be clawing at the walls to play – 4:50 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
TONIGHT vs @Oklahoma City Thunder 🚀
⏰ 7:00 PM Tip-Off
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David Hardisty @clutchfans
I understand John Wall’s desire to play. In fact, I would support it post-trade deadline. But that agreement barely lasted a month of the season. As long as he’s focused on “mentoring” the young guys, as he says, even if that means sacrificing role or PT, it should work fine. pic.twitter.com/DuLoa6CNWV3:48 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked On #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 : OKC is entertaining
🏀 : Darius Bazley continues to struggle
🏀 : Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returns
#ThunderUp: https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/OhcXyAydbn3:42 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The Thunder hits the road to take on the Houston Rockets for the second time in a matter of 12 days and the third time this season.
@OUHealth Game Day Report – 3:39 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault compared Josh Giddey to Brett Favre. Dave Bliss compared Giddey to a rocket-armed third baseman.
Giddey: “The guys are kind of learning just to have their hands ready, because I throw some wild passes.”
oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…3:01 PM

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