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

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

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

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The Houston Rockets (5-16) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (15-15) at Paycom Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Houston Rockets 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 110 (Final)

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Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 4 blk, 2-3 3P
Davion Mitchell, 20 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 12 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl
Brandon Boston Jr 13 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk – 1:26 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC draft picks with a big night.
Thunder lose another fun, competitive game.
Rockets win 4th straight.
Magic win.
Clippers lose 3rd straight to fall to .500.
Tankathon about to get lit like it’s 2021. – 12:50 AM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Lance McCullers was scrubbed from the 2022 season ticket advertisement. My work here is done
Question: Who plays at Minute Maid Park first: Elton John or the Houston Astros? pic.twitter.com/q10XyqzNrl12:43 AM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets, Jae’Sean Tate come back to beat the Thunder ift.tt/3dhqadv12:18 AM
Josh Christopher @Jaygup23
Rockets Win ! 🦅🖤🖤🖤🖤 – 11:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Well, that was a tough one. The Thunder fall again. thunderousintentions.com/2021/12/01/okc…11:46 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Pair of Rockets exit with injuries against Thunder ift.tt/2ZJbdxN11:18 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Jae’Sean Tate: “We lost some of our primary guys tonight and not only me, but everybody stepped up. (Daniel Theis), we haven’t seen him in a few games, and to come in there and be that anchor and get those key rebounds there at the end like that was huge for us.” pic.twitter.com/0DbkXcl9h911:15 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA says he didn’t know Drake was going to be in OKC tonight.
“I’m not too sure. I guess he just wanted to come watch basketball (laughs).
We know each other. He loves hoops. I love music. He’s a good guy.” – 11:13 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Not even Shai Gilgeous-Alexander knew Drake was going to be here tonight. – 11:12 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he didn’t know Drake would be here tonight but “we know each other, he loves hoops, I love music.” Says “I’m not too sure” when asked why Drake was here. – 11:12 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on his career high FGA “I just wanted to be aggressive. Pick my spots and shoot what I can shoot, and pass when I can pass. Trying to be aggressive and be downhill.” – 11:11 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the defense “I’m for sure going to watch film tonight and figure out what we can do better.” Says they have to execute the game plan better next time. – 11:11 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the offense “Playing together, down hill, we were moving it, being aggressive and good things were happening.” – 11:10 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Tate could not be stopped! 😤
🚀 32PTS 10REB 5BLK pic.twitter.com/10481ksWsw11:09 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
In the four-game winning streak, Jae’Sean Tate has averaged 17.8 points on 60.9 percent shooting with 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 blocked shots. – 11:06 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Ty Jerome on SGA: “Damn near impossible to stop him with one defender.”
SGA scored a season-high 39 points despite double teams all night. – 11:04 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Ty Jerome on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “he was being ultra aggressive as he should be.” Calls it “damn near impossible” to stop SGA without using extra defenders – 11:04 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Ty Jerome said “everyone was ready to play, everyone wants to play” mentions it’s also “just the job of being a pro, when your number is called be ready to play” – 11:02 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Ty Jerome says “you gotta give some credit to them, but a lot of it was us [not executing].” – 11:01 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
day-to-day life in the regular season
📊 | 39 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/lrLUi3RVQR11:00 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford said after a bad year in Phily & getting traded, it was a “very low point for me.”
“I can either cave in, or make the most of this opportunity.”
But OKC welcomed him with open arms & now “There’s a lot of satisfaction being back here and playing at a high level.” – 10:55 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on Drake being in OKC: “Honestly I had no idea. I just looked up and saw he was here. Thought ‘that’s crazy.’ It was just random.”
JRE is all of us. – 10:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford isn’t going to rip Philadelphia. He’s been given opportunities several times and he won’t take them. Leaves it at some version of “It didn’t work out the way we wanted.”
On the flip side, Horford is continually positive about his experience in Oklahoma City. – 10:53 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on Drake “I had no idea, I just looked up and saw he was here.” Says they tried to be locked in on the game “it was random. Just very random.” – 10:52 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Horford on being traded from Philly: it was a very low point for me at the beginning, when it all went down, having to go to Oklahoma City … But I really looked at it at that point as there’s an opportunity for me to get better to prove myself – 10:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford on his difficult time in Philadelphia: “I said ‘I can either cave in, or I can make the most of it’. When I went to OKC, they put me in a place to succeed. They were great to me. Being back here, that’s everything. It’s a chance to play at a high level again.” – 10:52 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl says the Rockets were “physical” and played hard for the full 48 “give credit to them” – 10:51 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on the offense in the first half “did a great job executing the game plan.” Says they trusted each other out there. – 10:51 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🏀 @Armoni Brooks bringing the effort in a big W!
📊 18PTS
@creditkarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/UIDrZQXlos10:49 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets HC Stephen Silas said he had no update on Kevin Porter (thigh) & Christian Wood (thigh). He said Wood was wearing a (walking) boot, but he didn’t know what that meant right now. @SportsTalk79010:45 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on SGA’s career high in FGA “I think some of that is [Houston] switching, a lot of shots, I thought he had a decent balance tonight I didn’t think he was just jacking [up shots].” Says SGA tried to play the right way. – 10:44 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “it was a really good offensive outing for him.” – 10:43 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Christian Wood is in a walking boot. – 10:42 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Just going to post the stats of two random players from tonight’s game.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, #32 pick
Alperen Sengun: 5 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, #16 pick – 10:41 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas said Christian Wood has a walking boot on but he does not know how serious either injury is. – 10:41 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
The Houston Rockets have quintupled their win total in the past week. – 10:40 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
ROCKETS WIN!!!!!!! – 10:35 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
We let the intern make the meme tonight. 😳 pic.twitter.com/7KqEa8uZXb10:34 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
yeah the Suns beat the Warriors but what about the Rockets – 10:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA came over immediately after the game to share a hug and a smile with Drake.
Lu Dort came over right after.
No, he is not in OKC to tamper and get them to the Raptors. Drake is no Lincoln Riley. – 10:31 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
First road win secured ✅
@ATT | #LightTheFuse pic.twitter.com/jxOy4ioPpv10:31 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets win 114-110 with a big 4thQ comeback at OKC, their 4th straight win. Tate was an animal: 32 pts (11-15 FG), 10 rebs, 7 assists, 5 blocks, 2 steals. Wood (ankle), Porter (thigh) did not play in the 2nd half. – 10:30 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
This was the best game of Jae’Sean Tate’s career:
32 points (career high)
11-15 FG
9-10 FT
10 rebounds
7 assists
5 blocks pic.twitter.com/flNPguGQwz10:30 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 114, Thunder 110. Rockets come back from down 15 wsith three starters out, get firstroad win of the season for a four-game winning streak. Tate with 32 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocked shots, two steals. Brooks with 18. – 10:30 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
No Christian Wood. No Kevin Porter Jr. No Jalen Green.
Rockets still win their fourth straight game. – 10:30 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
These baby Rockets just keep getting it done. Four wins on the trot. – 10:29 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
66-16 remains in play for the 2021-2022 Houston Rockets – 10:29 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
SGA balled out in front of his fellow famous Canadian tonight — season-high 39 points. – 10:29 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really bad loss for OKC, their youth and lack of depth showed. Couldn’t play a full 48 minutes. But, it helps in the reverse standings. – 10:28 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Pretty cool of SGA to play like this in front of Drake Stoops – 10:23 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Tate is NOT messing around tonight y’all 😳 pic.twitter.com/5uzOyaXR3210:20 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA with a season-high 35 and counting, putting on a show for fellow Canadian Drake.
Imagine how many he’d score if Celine Dion was in the house. – 10:19 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
before he got pummeled at the basket yet again, Shai showed an impressive burst of speed – 10:19 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
up by 3 with 1:13 left to play👀 – 10:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Rockets pushed Shai in the back after the steal, this random clown Mathews does a non basketball move, it is getting ridiculous. – 10:16 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daniel Theis hacked SGA. Looked like he got him with the elbow.
Officials reviewing it for a flagrant foul. – 10:16 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Rockets role players and cheap shots on OKC superstars, name a more iconic duo. – 10:16 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Looked like a clean Theis block. Going to be a nervy finish for Houston on the road with this crowd and clinging to a 4-point lead. – 10:15 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
have yourself a GAME @o_tate_ 💪 pic.twitter.com/dL1Lc0pVjK10:15 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Theis got all ball on the block attempt but on the follow through nailed Gilgeous-Alexander with the body. SGA hit the floor hard. But makes both free throws, four point game, 1:29 left. – 10:15 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
TATE TAKEOVER 🗣 – 10:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks set a franchise record tonight by shooting 57-83 from the floor, adding up to a new best of .687 FG%.
*.687 at NOP, 12/1/21
.677 at SD, 3/24/83
.655 at HOU, 11/25/09
.652 vs. SAC, 11/3/07
.648 vs. TOR, 3/7/02 pic.twitter.com/kLDgjdndb310:12 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Jae’Sean Tate game. – 10:11 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
What a fun Jae’Sean Tate game – 10:11 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
What a NIGHT for Jae’Sean Tate. WOW! – 10:10 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
it’s rainin’ money, Oklahoma City Thunder
@luthebeast | @_PWJiii pic.twitter.com/HEtyrt1alk10:10 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is like that. 15th career 30 point game, second this year. – 10:09 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has tied his season high with 30 points. Clearly doing it for Drake. – 10:09 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets take their largest lead of the night, 97-96, with five minutes left. – 10:08 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Armoni Brooks:
15 points
3 rebounds
2 steals
6-9 from the field
3-6 from 3-PT range
+6 in 24 minutes
Rockets trail 95-96 – 10:08 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Tate throws it down for a season-high of 22 PTS! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/1yqy5qfbko10:07 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I’m ready for the Woj article in about July 2026 about one unassuming night in December between two tanking teams in 2021 changing the course of the NBA forever as SGA and Dort team up in Toronto with Drake performing at their introductory presser. The tampering starts. – 10:05 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets down one. Had trailed by as much as 15. Defense picked up first with the zone and then with Theis back in. – 10:04 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
10-0 ROCKETS RUN! ARMONI BROOKS WITH 5 STRAIGHT! we’ve got ourselves a 1 point game in OKC. – 10:04 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Alperen Sengun ladies and gents
pic.twitter.com/oZaVpxF5yQ10:02 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
when I see potential, I just gotta see it through
@Isaiah Roby | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/Rt4Bg0f9M210:01 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
that Sengun spin is just nasty 😵‍💫 pic.twitter.com/Xot7PVPRTU10:00 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Aaron Wiggins just got two tough whistles against him and he lets out an “Oh my God!” In disbelief. I agree, those two fouls were bad calls. – 9:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Might be one of the prettiest possessions of the season. Great side arm pass by Dort to Roby who immediately fired to the open corner shooter Paul Watson Jr, splash. – 9:55 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Depleted Rockets battling here in OKC. Down 87-83 with 9:47 to go 👀 – 9:54 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
KJ MARTIN NO YOU DIDNT – 9:54 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a move by Ty Jerome to split the defense into a beautiful floater. – 9:54 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets hanging in. Sengun three-point play cuts lead to four. The zone has saved the defense. – 9:54 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
One left to play in OKC!
Rockets: 73
Thunder: 81
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/smkQDt3XL49:48 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Thunder 81, Many of the Rockets 73 after 3. Tate with 19, Rockets shooting 46.6 %, but have committed 17 turnovers. OKC with 50 points in the paint. Had 36 on Monday. – 9:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Lol there have been a lot of disrespectful memes in this game, that Shai block to close the third might be the best. – 9:45 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Amazing bank shot by Shai. Tough close to the third quarter. OKC needs one strong frame to snap this losing skid. – 9:45 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
gotta see that Sengun fake one more time 🥶 pic.twitter.com/iL9HvvyQ429:41 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
text you but I know you probably courtside pic.twitter.com/7u5hZFnSlM9:39 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Theis finds Tate for the bucket 🚀 pic.twitter.com/ebloLmLsLz9:36 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Drake is here Courtside in OKC. A lot of, “what is going on?” around me. pic.twitter.com/lSuGXogbfQ9:31 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
When you’re in OKC you expect to see celebrities. Big game, I guess. pic.twitter.com/EmDLf4LC4m9:30 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann’s game reminds me so much of… Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 9:29 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I love how active Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is. – 9:29 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
So the Rockets are now without Jalen Green (hamstring), Christian Wood (right ankle sprain) and Kevin Porter Jr. (left thigh contusion). I guess it’s time… pic.twitter.com/DylfaajX4o9:27 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is really frustrated with these refs it appears. – 9:26 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
From Rockets PR:
Wood (OUT) – right ankle sprain 
KPJ (OUT) – left thigh contusion – 9:21 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Both Porter Jr (thigh) & Christian Wood (ankle) are OUT for the rest of the game. #Rockets9:21 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
No sign of Kevin Porter Jr. or Christian Wood as the second half is starting. Theis and Brooks starting the second half with Tate, Mathews and Gordon. – 9:19 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets coach Stephen Silas hopes D.J. Augustin will be cleared Friday ift.tt/2ZIY9sf9:18 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA’s season high is 30 points.
He has 18 at halftime. – 9:12 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Two quarters left to bring this one home! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/wAUBNNYV479:09 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets trail by 7, 60-53 at the half at Thunder. It’d be a lot worse if not for Jae’Sean Tate (@o_tate_) – who had 17p (6-7 FG), 6r, 5a & 2 blocks in the first half. – 9:08 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Jae’Sean Tate has 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks at the half. That’s the most points he has scored in any half in his career. – 9:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder, in two nights, went from scoring 37 first-half points to 63 first-half points against the Rockets. – 9:06 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
𝒍𝒆𝒕 ‘𝒆𝒎 𝑭𝑳𝒀! pic.twitter.com/M2kWQsSvGM9:05 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
OKC 60, Rockets 53 at half. Thunder led by 15, scoring 31 of 33 Q2 points at the line or at the rim with Rockets going small. – 9:05 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I need the Rockets to stop disrespecting my favorite players immediately. – 9:04 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Jae’Sean Tate making it happen 😤 pic.twitter.com/ozVtDv0ZLZ9:02 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has made some BEAUTIFUL passes tonight…he has one assist. The Josh Giddey special. – 9:00 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really night finish by Tre Mann there at the rim. Crafty scorer. – 8:59 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets cut a 15-point lead to four with Tate doing everything. But the extra small lineup inviting OKC to the rim. Mann three-point play. – 8:59 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA with several pretty passes that haven’t ended in assists tonight.
AKA, The Giddey. – 8:59 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander just hit a shot over like four out stretched arms at the rim. He is that guy. One of his best games of the season so far. – 8:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is playing like an All-Star tonight. He had a tough stretch this season, but 12 points on eight shots with five minutes to go in the half certainly will play. – 8:51 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Silas spoke pregame about wanting Sengun and/or Tate on the floor while Porter is out to add a playmaker with Augustin unavailable. houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… With that in mind, Wood and Sengun are in together for the first time since Boston. – 8:44 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Looks like the Rockets will go with extended minutes of a 2-big lineup – 8:43 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets Christian Wood has returned to the game (He’d briefly left the game earlier with a right ankle injury). – 8:43 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Christian Wood checks back in. Moving fine. – 8:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Paycom Center is more full for a Wednesday night match between the rebuilding Thunder and Rockets than the LA Memorial Coliseum was for the USC homecoming game this season. – 8:40 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
As with Monday’s game, Rockets defense has taken a seat when the starters did. Gordon returning. – 8:39 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets Kevin Porter Jr. is being evaluated for a thigh contusion. (the injury that caused him to miss three games prior to the winning streak). – 8:39 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Alperen Sengun is must-see TV pic.twitter.com/07jPX0GTwy8:39 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Per Rockets PR, Kevin Porter Jr. is being evaluated for a thigh contusion. That’s the injury that caused him to miss three games. – 8:38 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Thunder Legend Sengun fooling Roby 🙁 – 8:37 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. is being evaluated for a bruised thigh, the problem that had him miss three games and slowed him in some others. – 8:37 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
It feels like the Thunder and Rockets have played each other 11 times already this season. Houston trails by 2 after one, Porter Jr. leading the way with 10. – 8:34 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
First one down!
Rockets: 24
Thunder: 26
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/OLpmfXQyJq8:34 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Thunder 26, Rockets 24 after 1. OKC got off to a hot start but cooled, making 2 of 9 to close the quarter. Wood testing the ankle between quarters. Checking on KPJ, who had 10. – 8:34 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
OKC leads it 26-24 after one. KPJ and Tate combined for 19 of those 24 points. – 8:33 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. headed to the back after he checked out. – 8:31 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
A very efficiency Kevin night.
Kevin Porter Jr. 10 points in 10 minutes (3/6 FG, 3 3s).
Kevin Love 14 points in 10 minutes (4/5 FG, 4 3s).
Kevin Huerter 17 points in 22 minutes (7/9 FG, 3 3s). – 8:30 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Big fan of Paul Watson Jr’s shoes. – 8:29 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Josh Christopher to get some first quarter minutes. – 8:29 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Mathews knocks it down from the corner 👌
@Toyota | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/A0qK2zrZ9M8:27 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
If Jae’Sean Tate can improve to a 37%+ three-point shooter (and admittedly he’s a far cry from that right now), he’s going to earn a sizeable contract in the league. He’s got every other quality that contenders look for in a key role player. – 8:27 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault is going super small in the first quarter with SGA, Mann, Maledon, Watson, JRE. Everything is on the table. – 8:27 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. kept the Rockets close through the first 10 minutes, has nine points and is heading to the line. Shot was off on Monday, but has been very solid since returning from his thigh injury. – 8:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Folks, I think Tre Mann might be a pretty good shooter! – 8:23 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Christian Wood returns to Rockets bench, moving OK. – 8:23 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Looks like Christian Wood hurt his ankle. He’s headed to the locker room. – 8:21 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Christian Wood is hurt. He was down for awhile and now heads to the locker room. Daniel Theis comes in for the first time in 3+ games. – 8:21 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Christian Wood is down and grabbing right ankle – 8:20 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Christian Wood slow to get up, seemed to be grabbing his ankle. He’s headed to the locker room. – 8:20 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Christian Wood goes down and heads to the locker room. – 8:20 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Christian Wood went down, struggling to get to his feet. Looks like right ankle. – 8:20 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has made some really good pocket passes tonight. – 8:19 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. just hurdled Bazley. – 8:19 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
OKC went 1 of 9 on 3s in the first quarter on Monday. They are 3 of 4 to start at home tonight, lead by five early. Tate, who has been on a good roll lately, with seven of Rockets 10 points. – 8:17 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
it did not fall, but that was a really good move by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to create space at the elbow. – 8:15 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
first career start, and our first bucket tonight!
@Tre Mann | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/lJq6dpHf5a8:15 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC’s first bucket: a Tre Mann trey, man. – 8:13 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really good bounce pass by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and finish by Jeremiah Robinson-Earl that was a pretty possesion – 8:11 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LOL Tre Mann is a fast starter. – 8:11 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Weird to be in OKC and not hear that lady behind the scorers’ table scream during introductions “Russellllllllllll!” I was listening in case she still did. – 8:09 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Via @Cayleigh Griffin — the Rockets are 4-3 when making 13 three-pointers or more and 0-13 when they hit under that. – 8:07 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
First career start for @Tre Mann
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets coach Stephen Silas hopes D.J. Augustin will be cleared Friday houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:55 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
With tip in about 20 minutes, a bit of pregame reading ICYMI, as Rockets take three-game winning streak on the road seeking to end their other losing streak, what they must do to get first road win houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 7:52 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs OKC:
Mathews, Gordon, Tate, Porter, Wood.
Thunder starters: Bazley, Dort, Gilgeous-Alexander, Mann, Robinson-Earl – 7:34 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Same starters for the Rockets – 7:33 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Tate, Mathews, Wood, Gordon, Porter Jr.
Thunder: Dort, Bazley, Robinson-Earl, Mann, Gilgeous-Alexander. – 7:33 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Rockets starters:
Kevin Porter Jr
Eric Gordon
Garrison Mathews
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood – 7:32 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
There has to be a world where Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Kemba Walker and Ben Simmons can be part of a four team trade – 7:19 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said they’ll take another look at Paul Watson Jr and Theo Maledon tonight but Maledon will go to the Blue “pretty soon.” And “Roby again, obviously.” – 6:43 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Roby, Paul Watson and Theo Maledon are going to be in the rotation tonight, per Daigneault. – 6:43 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey has the flu, as does Derrick Favors. Giddey will also be out tomorrow. – 6:41 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Giddey and Favors have the flu, they’re both out tonight and tomorrow for sure. – 6:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said Tre Mann is a “sweetheart.”
“He’s easy to root for. He’s a guy you can really get behind.” – 6:36 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann starting: “He’s shown significant progress in a short amount of time. He’s got a lot of sauce.” – 6:34 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets will update Jalen Green’s status on Friday – 6:33 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says he’s hopeful D.J. Augustin can play Friday. He’s currently in the NBA’s health safety protocols, but as a fully vaccinated player only needs to register two negative tests within a 24 hour period – 6:33 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Stephen Silas said the Rockets are hopeful that D.J. Augustin could be cleared to play on Friday. It is to be determined. – 6:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann is starting tonight. – 6:33 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters with Giddey out:
– SGA
– Mann
– Dort
– Bazley
– Robinson-Earl
First-career start for Tre Mann. – 6:33 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder starters vs Rockets
SGA
Tre Mann (!)
Dort
Bazley
JRE
All four OKC rookies have now had at least one start this season. – 6:32 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Coach Silas is hopeful DJ Augustin will be back for Friday’s game vs. Orlando. – 6:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault say they going to look at cross matching defensively. Mention’s putting Bazley on Wood. Darius Bazley is active tonight. – 6:32 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Darius Bazley is playing tonight, per Mark Daigneault. He was listed as questionable. – 6:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
It’s time to play Pelicans Courtside Challenge! 📲
Answer five timed trivia questions for a shot to win a two night trip for you and a guest to the Pels game in Houston on 2/6, courtesy of @SeatGeek.
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Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Gators are in Norman tonight. Tre Mann would be there as a fan if the Thunder wasn’t playing.
Story on Mann finding the right balance as a rookie guard: oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…6:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
A week long celebration of grizz legend @Zach Randolph culminates with a jersey retirement on Dec 11 vs. HOU.
Get tickets 🎟️ https://t.co/RzXvychvGO
More details 🔗 https://t.co/q6ALEQ5Dka
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Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 : Reddit Mailbag
🏀 : Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pairing
🏀 : Gabriel Deck saga
🏀 : NBA Draft questions and more!
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Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Vit Krejci has been recalled from the Blue. He is active tonight. – 4:40 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Several updates to the Thunder injury report before playing the Rockets tonight. Josh Giddey is out with a non-COVID illness. Darius Bazley is questionable with a sore left elbow. Muscala, Williams, Favors all out. Rockets list remains the same: Augustin, Green, Garuba, Wall out. – 4:24 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey (non-COVID) has been added to the injury report and is out tonight. Darius Bazley (left elbow soreness) is questionable.
Mike Muscala has been downgraded to out, and Kenrich Williams and Derrick Favors are still out. – 4:11 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
OKC back to back. 😤
⏰ 7:00 PM Tip-Off
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Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey (non-Covid illness), Derrick Favors, Mike Muscala and Kenrich Williams are all out tonight.
Big bummer for Thunder fans, especially Giddey.
But it should mean more minutes and more shots for this Mann: pic.twitter.com/RscxLzo2av3:59 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Thunder injury report vs #Rockets:
Questionable
Darius Bazley Left Elbow Soreness
OUT
Derrick Favors Non-COVID Illness
Josh Giddey Non-COVID illness
Mike Muscala Rt Ankle Soreness
Kenrich Williams Rt Ankle Sprain – 3:50 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
📲 #WallpaperWednesday: JRE Edition
#ThunderUp | @Jeremiah Robinson-Earl pic.twitter.com/A4ZYL2nVy83:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The Thunder returns home for a rematch against the same team it played just 48 hours prior – the Houston Rockets. Wednesday’s matchup marks the fourth and final meeting between the two teams.
@OUHealth Game Day Report – 2:30 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – NBA reverses Kevin Porter Jr.’s triple double in Rockets’ win vs. Thunder ift.tt/3okOr9f2:18 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Podcast: A look at the top players who become trade eligible December 15, including Kemba Walker, Dennis Schroder, Kelly Olynyk, Daniel Theis, and more. Plus, players outplaying their contracts entering free agency with colleague @Yossi Gozlan on @Jorge Sierra hoopshype.com/lists/podcast-…2:01 PM

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