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Welcome into another broadcast Today.
We've got none other than the Rockets and the Thunder, which is going to be one of the most, if not the most exciting Siris in the first round right now, waiting for the Heat and the Pacers game to finish up heat, leading 1 11 1 No one is. They looked.
Win Game one off the Siri's.
That's the four of the five scenes.
Here we get the form, the five seeds with the Thunder and the Rockets.
The starting lineups today gonna be James Harden at point guard, as always, Daniel House, Robert Coverage and Jeff Green and P.
Tucker for the Rockets.
For the Thunder will go with Chris Paul Shake, Alias Alexander Lorenzo Dordt Um Dent, Dale, uh, Guillain Ari and Steven Adams for the Thunder.
It will be a very exciting game, as begin to a witness.
Ah, you know, one of the best matchups like I mentioned in the first round, maybe in all of the playoffs, as the Rockets are without their star.
Um, you know, in Russell Westbrook.
So it's gonna be a tough, tough start for the Rockets into this wild wild postseason in the bubble, but it will be a great game from both sides.
I'm picking the Rockets to win tonight, but you never know.
The Miami Heat won 11 101 That games got 37 seconds to go.
The Pacers trying to win a championship this year, you know, at first had seen far away.
But you had Victor Oladipo come in and, you know, valid.
He was going to go into the season in the bubble.
Warren, who, you know, went off completely, Thank you.
Just making ways to during the broadcast.
So you know the heat have done.
Or the Pacers have done everything they can to hold the heat off Jimmy Butler with the ball.
Is it to Tyler hero and a foul going to be cold here? The Indiana Pacers, the four seed? This year the Heat fell down to the five seed.
But to be honest with you, the Heat come really won the championship this year, especially with the Celtics Gordon Hayward being out.
That certainly benefits them, But look at the top of the key.
20 seconds to go.
He's gonna be fouled by TV award.
And these are some of the things I just don't get, like, Why foul him like there's literally you're down by Ted.
I understand if it was 1 11 106 or something, but it's literally a 10 point game.
Um, if you didn't know, Like I said, Hayward injured.
He's out for four weeks with a ankle sprain.
After injuring himself with three minutes to go against the 70 Sixers, he'll be out for, you know pretty much the remainder of the playoffs.
He might be able to make it if the Celtics get to the N B A Finals, but that's big news.
The other big news was the Magic coming up with a huge upset, the first in the playoffs as they beat the box 1 12 Excuse me, 1 20 to 1 10 That was a huge victory for the Magic as they were supposed to be swept in this Siri's and they will dribble the ball out and that align the game.
The Miami Heat are gonna win this first game.
They lead the series one to nothing after a big game one.
No in the first round, 11 in Game 17 games.
Siri's Well, we'll see what happens.
Indiana is going to be a tough opponent.
Time out with shack for some of the broadcast.
Indiana is gonna be a tough opponent, so we'll see how it goes as we get ready for the Thunder Animal Rockets here on SportsCastr.
Earlier today, I did a broadcast on Gordon Hayward.
So if you want to check that out, get the update on his injury and what's gonna come for the Celtics, you can check that on out.
And then I also just did a broadcast on Sixers and Celtics game yesterday.
So if you want to check out some Celtics 70 Sixers commentary, you can go check that out as well as we get ready for the Thunder and the Rockets.
The Thunder this season have shocked a lot of teams.
You know, they were not supposed to make the playoffs there.
In there at the five seed, they've done everything they can.
Meanwhile, you have the Rockets who were very underwhelming this season.
In my opinion, should have been Ah, a better team, you know, there at the right seat at the four seed, but they should have been a much better team this year.
It was very underwhelming, but the small ball approach in the bubble has been working.
Until you know Westbrook got injured, he should be able to make it into the second round, hopefully for them.
And then you have.
You know, James Harden, who has had a great career.
But it's playoff basketball, you know, questionable.
So if he can do great and do everything for this team, then name like when this series, you know it'll be a tough Siri's, but it's certainly possible, and we know that some or NBC news around the bubble.
Mike Connelly going to be coming back from the Jazz, most likely for Game three against the Nuggets.
Nuggets one gay one Even though Donovan Mitchell put up 57 points in that game, a great performance.
But it wasn't enough to outlast the Joker.
Jamal Murray and the rest of the Nuggets squad who came out with a huge Game one victory.
If you missed that game or about getting closer to tip off here with the Thunder and the Rockets, if you missed yesterdays basketball, the Celtics outlasted six years.
Will the rapper speed up on the Nets and the Nuggets came out with the wind? And then the Mavericks Clippers game got interesting.
The Clippers did win, but there was a few questionable moments in that game with Look at Don Chicks, UH, who scored 42 points.
But it was more about Kristof's poor Zynga's, who got ejected for what was considered a shove off Marcus Morris after Marcus Morris, um, was holding onto Don Tages shoulder after a foul was called.
So tempers flared and you know things went down.
But the commentators nor, um, you know, commentators nor all the people watching, thought it was going to be an injection technical foul.
That was gonna be a second technical foul, but it was not.
What should have been, will tell you that.
So we're getting ready to start here in about three minutes Now with the Thunder and the Rockets.
The Thunder are playing there first.
Playoff mash up.
Same with the Rockets this year.
The Rockets have been to the playoffs in the last few years, but now they're gonna have to do without, you know, hard and sidekick, which was Chris Paul.
You got no Russell Westbrook, either.
Now, after he wise injured, thank you BZ Nats 96 and rushing Wash.
Red Girl for joining the broadcast.
Chris Paul first the Rockets this season.
In three games, he's got 20 points.
Shames hearted, warming up on the bench there.
He's got 34 in the MBA restart.
Eight rebounds, nine assists.
At 2 40 point games.
It was top five in the Bubbles, leading scorers ready to start here and just a few minutes the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers later tonight as well.
If you didn't know that game was coming up, Portland is looking to outduel the Lakers, who have really struggled in the bubble.
Not what you think it is.
Ah, they have really not been great.
And they are the reason why the Blazers have a great shot to beat them in the first round.
So we'll take the break here and come back.
We get said to start with the thunder and the Rockets when we come back.
The tip off between the two as we get ready to start your own SportsCastr with N B A basketball thunder and rockets there are bad guys.
Thank you, BJ Nats 96 for the whistle for a harder ticks.
Why wasn't even there? Thank you very much.
That was very generous of you.
All right, we got n b A basketball coming up right now.
Chris Paul facing off against his former team mate, Mr James Harden here tonight on the Tuesday showcase.
I guess you could call it Thunder and Rockets.
The first round playoff Seriously, he washed Red Girl for the tip off 50 ticks.
Best you ball tip up.
Starting now here years, The Rockets James Harden.
He's made 299 three pointers this year, so next one will be number 300 I am almost certain 100% certain.
I mean that it will come tonight.
We already said starting lineups, but we'll say it again.
James Harden, Daniel House, Robert Covering Jeff Green and P.
J. Tucker for the Rockets.
The Thunder Go with Chris Paul Shake Alias Alexander Blue Want Says Door Daniel Gallinari and Steven Adams says that you're ready for tip off right now.
And the tip gonna be one by the thunder.
She Delius Alexander with the ball gives to Chris Paul back to Gillis.
Alexander puts it up through the defense and it's no good.
Rebound Tucker up the Harden Harden going to be found before the shot.
Pardon? Is it Tucker P.
Tucker inside And he finds a wide open house for the basket.
But found gonna be called forehands to the basket will not count.
00 Chris Paul Dork puts it inside and up.
So the basket party that three is no good.
Rebound pd Tucker keeps it alive.
Comitan Harden scans the defense.
Bardin, step back three and he knocks it down.
Number 300 for James Harden as gallon are gonna be fouled underneath the basket.
Chris Paul gives it to Steven Adams.
Really? So Alexander and a foul gonna be cool? None.
The Rockets here.
XO Vein The drum and ex overdrawn in the broadcast.
Gillis Alexander to Gell and Ari Adams.
Little put up is no good garden.
That ball is going to be stolen by Chris Paul and his way through the defense won't get the basket Little hard off the glass.
Thank you for the follow party.
Tucker knocks down the three in the corner, and it is 62 p.
J. Tucker with a big time. Three.
Chris Paul isn't the Adams.
Adams forces his way to the basket and draws the foul.
The baskets is gonna count.
The floor she used this or no, they're not going to give them the oh yeah, they are.
Came a little late, but the three point play and the free for no good harder with the ball gives it toe.
Excuse me, That was not Parker.
That was, Ah, Gordon Calamari.
He was it. Back to Chris Paul.
Chris Paul loses his attempt to drive to the basket.
Tucker comes up with it. P J.
Tucker gives it to House House.
Little Euro step and looks for the foul.
Here's another Euro step the other way.
That's shot No good.
Harder with the ball Harden back outside house factor.
Gordon Gordon That shots.
No good ball tipped up.
Chris paused, almost thrown to the ground and thunder ball.
You could see the three is just no good.
Tucker, her wraps Chris Paul around Talyn, Ari Adams in a gallon Ari and draws the foul on Tucker as Gallinari knocks down the first free through I've seen my bad Lorenzo dork who I thought was going to be starting for the O.
C Thunder is no longer starting.
It's a 66 games shorter coming, and now is he guards hard in.
Harden finds his way to the basket and the bucket tipped around and no good.
Tucker comes up with it, and he keeps the drive alive hearted in the corner of the House House that threes.
No good rebound.
Chris Cauley secures it.
He goes down to the ground.
Gallinari picks it up.
Won't fix the three visit to Adams on a mismatch with House.
Not really a mismatch, but perhaps goes to the floor and he gets the basket 8 to 6.
What a great Siri's this is gonna be.
I can already see it 100% Harden.
They forced him to his right.
He kicks it back to Covington, who comes up short on the three point attempt.
Thunder control a three from Chris Paul bounces in and out of the basket, and P J.
Tucker gets called for his second foul, and he is not happy about this one.
Ah, a loose ball.
Cells on, I believe.
Not exactly sure.
Who was Steven Adams? Looks like Steven Adams.
All right, we're going to stay here during the break.
Uh, the thunder leading the Rockets 8 to 6.
James Harden made Hiss 300 three pointer on the year.
This coming in a Ra Men dis plaice game.
What is going to be a tremendously great playoff game? Harden is sure to put off a few, uh, points today.
How few? Yeah, 100%.
I mean, the thunder are an explosive team and same with the Rockets, but it's gonna come down to it's gonna have to come down to, you know, who can play better defense and control the team.
Because Hardin is an offensive machine, so comes down to the defense.
Really? Dennis Schroder, in contention for six Man of the year.
He is in the game off the bench him, Montrose, Harris, Harrell and Lou Williams.
All you know, in contention for that award.
They were the finalists, and in my opinion, I think shorter should win it.
I think shooter has been a amazing talent, and he's been a huge part of this Thunder team as they have strolled into the fifth seed and done all they can really toe just stay alive at times where it didn't feel like they will it.
So I feel like the thunder are the Treem that you know have been the underdogs.
And I feel like when you look at Dennis Schroder what he's done for this team, uh, he's got to be the six months of the year.
It's no, it sounds trade.
So it just thunder and the Rockets.
Steven Adams went down part after P.
Tucker fell on him. Adams is going to stay in the game.
You could see it kind of gets pushed down.
That should not be a foul, A talker.
That should be a foul on.
I believe it was House who pushed Adams Tucker.
It's called to the fellas.
He came down on him.
So Adams is gonna shoot.
It's 8 to 6 thunder in the lead and hard off the glass.
You misses the first one Westbrook on the bench here today, with the Rockets and the Thunder facing his former team as they knocked down the free throw thunder on a seven and run.
Yeah, that's right.
It was 62 now, 9 to 6 with the thunder in control.
Harding with the ball forced who is right guarded by Shorter, is doing pretty good job on Harden guarding of as close as he can and Harden buries a three.
No matter what you do, this man's gonna just get in your face and knock it down.
Chris Paul back to shake Julius Alexander, Alexander over toe dallin Ari Adams loses the ball, picks up and is knocked away again.
He has been the Center for the Thunder for a long time, and he's done everything in his power to get this teamed up When you know free Claire is that ball again? Knocked out of Stephen Adam stands.
It's going to stay Thunder Ball.
You saw that three from Hardin Hardin.
Bury that three and shrewder wasn't even gonna contest tryingto do anything.
Whether he was gonna use to not not even tryin lunch with the ball there.
Okay, Rockets with the ball.
Rockets started off two for three from the field, now one for seven three in the corner.
Here's Dennis murder, shorter balls knocked loose and Jeff Green or comic in in the Who's the ball there? 99 We're all tied up with six minutes to go in the first, halfway through Russell Westbrook out tonight with a quad issue expected to be back at some point during the Siri's.
Whether that's later at any time, you know, Harden back outside commission house.
Macklemore knocks down a three, then Macklemore with a big three, and it's 12 to 9.
Houston in the lead.
He's shorter is DePaul? Is it back to shrewder? Sort of like coming tonight, Paul a three and that is going to be off the side of the room and out of bounds.
It will go to the It'll go to the Rockets.
Rather, Harden goes to the basket and that shot, contested or layup brother, and it will not fall shorter.
The three comes up short, hard in with the rebound.
Pardon gives it to Green, who gave it House who missed the three.
Here's Chris Paul.
Paul through the defense, puts up a tough shot, and it's no good, but a foul called.
He'll shoot two at the line and house, wondering why she was called to the fell for 48 to go.
And for the, um, like 40th time, huh? The Rockets are again finding themselves in a close game.
Harden especially finding himself in a close shooting, you know, contest, contest, Mint.
I guess you could say Paul knocks down the second so he knocks down both free throws, its a one point game.
Jeff Green back to Harden.
Harden open for three.
Tried to kick into Rivers, and that ball goes out of bounds.
Chris Paul Jumpers.
No good goes to harden.
Rivers gives it to green green.
Two rivers, Rivers looked at a three, won't take it, battles to the basket and draws the foul.
It is attempt to the basket he's gonna shoot to because he goes inside.
It's great D friends from both players.
There it was, my keepers and Ah, I looked like it was, um, intruders.
While under there 13 to 11 and that free throw goods, the Rivers not stand both.
It's a three point game, 14 to 11.
Kelly is Alexander.
Shorter, defended by Green, gives it toe calamari, pump fakes.
The three then takes it.
Rebound Rockets control it. Here's Harden.
Harden drives to the basket Shots no good and hard and down on the floor here took a hard foul.
It's 14 to 11 3 point game with 3 36 to go.
No, l called for the second foul and Harden knocks down both free throws.
They're a shorter Senators.
Gallinari back the shorter, shrewder drives to the basket.
Puts up a tough shot.
Me. Knocks it down.
Game 16 13 with three minutes to go.
Harden at the top of the key.
It takes a step back.
Rivers Jeff Green open Look at the three.
Didn't take it and gets called for a travel It seems, but no, I thought he called the travel there so he gets stuck the basket All the tough shot, a tender Funny Does he want to? Three.
But that first step was as he was picking up his gribble.
No travel, but sounds going to be cold.
Second course Dalio to shorter.
Shorter? Yeah, low.
The show was no good.
A corner three from bed.
Macklemore won't saw thunder Gonna have it.
Julius Alexander battling gives it back to Gallinari.
Yellen Ari Toss shot.
We'll go 2 19 you know, Go to the free throw line.
After the break, it's Rockets and Thunder.
1913 Houston in the lead.
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First quarter with 2 19 to go.
The thunder currently falling behind the score.
19 2 12 New places to dream.
You're all right. So we're back.
See, where's is awesome as that first free throws. Good.
It's a five point game. 1914.
Okay, Rockets with the ball.
Austin Rivers is it to Eric Gordon.
Gordon, on his drives to the basket.
Gets the shot to fall 21.
Schroeder goes to the basket.
Green comes up with it.
Jeff Green with the lamp and the foul, and it's 23 15.
It's been a low scoring quarter for the thunder, but the Rockets not so much a ZMA such as the Thunder that really did make sense.
23 to 15. Jeff Green.
He's averaging nine and a half points a game on 46% shooting from the field with three rebounds a game.
He's been a great player for them in the starting lineup today and doing his job, and Green misses the free throw.
So 23 15 you're shorter with the ball.
The Paul Chris Paul into atoms, Steven Adams that outside and the three knocked down from Jerry's Baizley.
Thank you, Brad, for joining in Austin Rivers Referees outside the Tucker Tucker back to Rivers.
Rivers gets the basket on the drive.
Here's Chris Paul top of the key.
Oh, yeah, for sure, really? Definitely.
Right out the streams.
Chris Paul for three comes up short.
Adams, with the rebound, gets it to go 25 20.
The thunder trying to do everything they can to stay alive in the first quarter with 40 seconds to go Talker in the corner.
No good rebound, Paul.
This Paul long past Adams goes out of bounds, and it will be a Houston ball with 32 seconds to go Here's Eric Gordon Gordon.
Use the back outside, then Macklemore for three, and he knocks it down a big time.
And it's 28 to 20 with 16 2nd shot clock turned off so the thunder can get out the last shot here as Paul's going to dribble it, sends sure to the left side of the court, kicks it back out.
That three is no good.
The buzzer from allow.
And that's the end of the first quarter.
28 2 20 We'll stay here during the break.
The Rockets right now in the lead.
Uh, James Harden in in his 303 on the season and the thunder falling behind.
Been tough, but they're certain to come back.
Understands the Rockets jump from the 16 to the forcing in the bubble.
Ah, with a not so good record in, um, standards.
That should have been, You know, the Rockets have not been what they were expected to be whatsoever.
You know, Russell Westbrook coming over.
They should have won a lot more games, but I think the four seed is where they need to be with the Nuggets ahead of them and obviously the Lakers and the Clippers.
They got to stay right there, and that's where they got to be.
In my opinion, I think that they did their job getting ahead of the Lake of the Lakers and Jazz and the Thunder, you know, to get that four seed.
They avoided a first round match up with the Nuggets, which would have been the troubling Siri's.
Right off to that, they had to face the thunder, which is also just is tough because Russell Westbrook not going to be there, but the thunder of play great, all seated and been an underdog.
And I honestly think that if they were to get past the first round, they could be a huge threat to not only the Lakers but other teams that make it past there.
Because the thunder when we did our simulations, they made it all the way to the files.
First, give me the conference finals to face the Lakers.
I've lived Waas uh so the thunder have done everything in their power issue.
Do anything to make you know as far as they can.
The thunder have done a great job to as well so props to them and then for the Rockets there, you know, sticking to it.
Yes, you could put it that way.
We're 47 minutes into the stream now and getting ready for the start of the second quarter here.
It was a long first quarter, but it was a no score.
Um, no high score.
Rather for either the two teams.
It's a Game two is Thursday at 3 30 Game 3 August 22nd, then always 24 kids game for and then gave five, Game six and Game seven, if necessary.
Billy Donovan is in coach of the year contention, along with Nick, Nurse and, um, Mike Boone Isar.
So he's in there, you know, he's done a tremendous Grob job with the thunder and has done really great with them.
So started the second.
Now they're Gordon Jumper off the mark.
Shorter gives it to fall back to shorter, top of the key.
Schroeder loses the ball, gets it back, goes to the basket, puts up a tough shot.
It's no good and found going to be called here on Tucker, I think, and never mind, it's all gonna be called in Sunder here, Rivers back to green.
Jeff green looking around, thought about seeking back after Macklemore takes a jumper from the free throw line and gets it to go.
So the biggest lead of the game for I've decided 30 to 20 and the Rockets really doing great with hard off the court thunder with Paisley in the corner, shot won't fall.
Paisley Rather and the tough drive on the other end for Mayor Gordon as he against the basket.
Tough jumper in the corner.
You're shrewder jumper.
The jumper about a foot short.
So Rockets ball, it's a 12 point game and the Rockets extending their lead.
It's 12 point lead with 10 minutes to go in.
The Sunder have not done what was expected off them today.
20 points, and they haven't really stuck with the Rockets that much.
Here's Gordon on the drive, kicks it back out house in the corner, and he buries a three 35 to 20.
It's a 15 point game and the thunder looking for any scoring.
They can get shorter.
Back out to Chris Paul in the corner.
Hey, basically rather visit to Chris Paul, looking for anyone.
Shorter kicks it out in the corner, Shrewder one second shorter takes a shot and it short.
It was Ah, all for over.
Nothing shot there as House gets the basket.
Thunder 37 to 20 with nine minutes and 21 seconds.
Which one? Heat 17 point lead? We'll take the break.
Come back with the Rockets and the thunder on SportsCastr.
Hey, we're back.
Rockets and Thunder in the second quarter.
First x, The Rockets doing really, really great.
And they're playing in what is going to be a great series.
So sticking with it right now is what they're doing.
Tucker call for a few Fells tonight, listening to him miked up.
Chris Paul Just Paul guarded by house.
Gives it outside, and Diello knocks down a three Eric Gordon off a feed from P.
Tucker and he can't get the shot to go off of the foul, so he'll shoot two at the line 37 to 23.
Diello, hit that three.
That is the first points.
C thunder in this second quarter, and we're already and we're three minutes already shake Alias Alexander.
Coming in for Dan is shorter.
Tucker Gordon Rather knocks down that second free throw is get those two confused on a why Tony looks on from the bench.
Same with Harden as Chris Paul.
What a great defensive attempt from House as he chased out Chris Paul's shot but going to be a gold 10 as it hit the backboard First.
Here's Gordon gets the contact.
Misses the shot.
There's Gillis, Alexander, Chris Paul is it outside? Baizley backed out and Mike Moose, Ka Kiss notched down the three.
And OK, see right back in it.
It's an 11 point game.
Austin Rivers back outside.
Tucker wide open.
It gives it to Gordon.
Gordon goes through the defense again, and he puts up that basket and the foul, 41 28 the Rockets extend their lead.
What a nice, fake Gruebel stepped shot and Eric Gordon gets the foul from my moose Kala as well.
Your Wars season in terms of he's 22 shoot and Gordon knocks down the free throw 42 28 thunder with the ball.
Chris Paul looks around, gives it back out.
Julius Alexander off the screen gives it back to Miss Kala.
Who's Kala? Looks around, has to shoot and knocks down the shot.
It's a 12 point game, Thunder that gets them to 30 points.
Here's the three from Gordon and he knocks it down.
Gordon going on up, buckets free here like a free for all Miss Kala over to Chris.
Paul back to my scallop. Three.
Becomes of short, harder with the rebound is he checks into the game.
No foul called Does he got knocked to the ground and that is gonna be knocked out of bounds in James Harden down on the ground.
And that is not a good sign with that knee.
Gonna shake out the pain there on the knee as let's see this.
The three Robertson guarding and he gets right in his airspace hits the knee.
We'll take the break.
45 to 30 and rockets.
I don't want to lose their star, that's for sure.
We'll come back after the break years just across.
The only thing you're that's to your here blood.
I woke up back with the rockets and the thunder.
You're on SportsCastr rockets in the lead right now.
Easy, you choose.
Just you sleep neatness.
James Harden here X First in three point attempts, three point field goals made points, free throw attempts and free throws made and harden back on the floor after falling down after contact from Andre Robinson.
Here's the Scalia.
Excuse me, not loose Calla Gallinari.
Sugarless Alexander puts it up.
It's no good. Robinson tries the put back.
That's no good, and Eric Gordon's attempt to keep the ball alive is no good.
After he hit the line with this foot, this watching shorter outside, Robinson backed up straight.
Jealous Alexander, the shot of the jumper, no good and a foul called on hard.
And he thinks that the shot clock ran out.
Let's take another look at it.
Or that was house rather that was called the Cell that shots Good.
So the Rockets in the lead right now, they've got 45 points.
But what about the funder? Because they had a rough first quarter.
The next for joining in the thunder with 32 it's Ah, 45 30 tooth, the Houston Rockets and lead and Harden, If you didn't know, made his 3/100 three pointer and he gets the call here on his three point attempt, He gets a foul called on Robertson.
Andre Robertson, who came into the bubble for the Thunder, did not play the season after being sidelined from an injury, and he knocks down hard in here.
And this defense of disability from discipline from under a Robinson is not being.
Who do you think will win the series? I've got the Rockets.
I said it in my tent moment, said Truck.
A whole article that the Rockets were gonna win it.
I'm sticking to it.
I think that without Westbrook, you know they're still a dangerous team.
I think that if Hardin is on fire, which he 100% will be if you know he's on fire in You saw been Macklemore off the bench.
Erik Gordon, who was looking great after not playing any games really well.
He did play a few, but really not a lot of games this season.
So I think that with Eric Gordon, P.
Tucker and the whole group, you know if they can get things together, I think they're gonna win this year's.
I think that the Thunder are underdogs, and I think that Chris Paul is gonna leave this team.
This will certainly go to seven.
But, uh, I've got the Rockets here.
Here's Ben Markle or another three from the corner as he is not down a few tonight.
You're shrewder back out.
Shorter gives it to Gallinari.
Gallinari for three.
It's 50 35 a time out called year Unless, no, I thought I heard a whistle.
Maybe not harden with the ball guarded by Robinson Robertson Harden inside.
No one is going to stop him as he drives to the basket.
And that's the one thing when you think he's going to step back in attempt toe three.
He's going to the basket and he's driving in and either getting the contact drawn, a Fowler knocking down a layup.
Shorter is off the mark from the left.
And here's hard and this is where you can come alive right now.
Step back from Harden, fall short, hard and comes up with it.
Here's where you can really come out of his, you know, drought from the field, where at whatever it is hard and back out.
Tucker in the corner nice.
Down 3 55 35 It's a 20 point game and a time out from the thunder.
Yes, Brad, the Thunder are doing really well.
55 35 Harden on the drive.
Aren't on the fake grind back out to Tucker for three and the Rockets starting to gain control if they haven't already 55 30 size.
We'll stay in there in the break.
The Rockets really doing all they can to, you know, when this Siri's.
I still feel bad, even though they're not in it.
I still feel bad for the sons who won eight games and did not make the playoffs.
So kind of crazy.
Chris Paul with the ball Photo by Macklemore Adams.
Two gallon, Ari Arctic Closely by Covington.
A little bit of step back jumper and he gets it to go.
Here is hard In 55 37 the O.
C Thunder fallen behind fast harden drives to the basket, kicks it back green.
Now on the corner of the past Covington.
And what do you know? He knocks it down 50 37 I'm surprised to read that the Rockets are doing this well, because, I mean, I expected a much closer game.
The Thunder have been underwhelming, tremendously underwhelming on the Rockets have been explosive with a lot of energy.
Adams, Gallinari and ball knocked loose on his past to Adams.
This it's what Adams already closely by Tucker Adams to the basket and James Harden swatting at the ball but missed animals with a nice layout.
Here's Harden, guarded by shrewder.
Shorter's Done Pretty good, has done a pretty good job of guarding hardening tonight but gets crossed up and Harden was looking for the foul there after he got knocked down at three point attempt.
Gilleece Alexander is the back out to Chris Paul, and the shot knocking account is gallon.
Ari is going to be called for the foul and callin Ari, saying they didn't do anything and Julio Galan are you can see Oh, kind of a silly foul that I mean, it kind of stuck his elbow out, which is, in my opinion, the defensive, you know, move when someone's going up in about to knock into you, you're gonna put your shoulder out so I don't understand that call.
There is that three is no good.
Chris Paul with the rebound, it was called Back out.
Gilleece Alexander, Chris Paul! Ah, three And he knocks it down.
He struggled tonight, but, uh, knocks down that one.
His first three of the game, 58 42 Green is gonna could be called for an offensive foul as shorter took the charge.
As you can see, Shorter.
A great defensive, uh, job of letting him knocked him over as this ball loses is lost by Gordon.
And then Tucker called for another foul.
Tucker's gotta have at least four fouls at this point.
This third, you could see the ball goes through his legs.
And then Tucker, I don't know.
He just dived for the ball and he gets pulled for a foul there, kind of silly.
So Tucker is gonna go to the bench.
House is going to come in with 2 13 to go here in the half, Rockets with five timeouts, Thunder with four.
You're shorter's so the basket and gets the shot to fall.
The thunder have been putting the pressure on the Rockets, who had a 20 point lead that's now a 16.
14 point lead Here's Harden.
Pass back outside Green.
Green loses the ball, gets it.
Keeps a BAFTA Hardy Harden.
Can't get it to fall.
And he has had a rough night for the three point line.
Here's Chris Paul on the fast break.
Gets the basket and a 12 point gain.
Your comeback thunder there on a nine and I'll run.
And we've seen that a lot today.
We've seen the thunder go on runs.
We've seen the Rockets go on runs, so it's pretty much been the shooting.
You know, players have been off.
Aaron Gordon knocks down that first free throw from Lauren This next it's Gordon.
It's knocks down the second free throw.
So 60 46 it's a 14 point game and the Rockets just run it.
You know, stay in the lead going into the half, Which gonna happen.
But at least keep their distance from the thunder.
Right now, Action and Gallant are gonna go to the line for three after being fouled on his three point shot.
That's something you know, when a big man takes the three nights in that it was here.
But you know, when you take a three, and it's just like, ah, three to get found.
So you go to the line.
That's something but not here.
But you know what? A.
So it just takes a three, can't shoot, gets fouled, go to the line 90% free throw shooter knocks down all three shots, and you get a three point play that you can't even shoot floor.
So that's something.
60 to 48 gallanar e Is that a pretty good night so far, right out of the starting lineup on his job, that's for sure, and gallanar knocks down the third free throw, so it's a 60 2 49 game.
It's an 11 point lead, as this will be our last part of the broadcast year is hard.
Knocks down the 3 63 to 49 Chris Paul for three no good hard and comes up with it.
Pardon Great dribbling skills goes to the basket, can't get and an offensive foul imparted.
And he is not happy about it.
44 seconds to go.
This you could see a heart.
It goes to the basket.
Elbow goes out, gets called for an offensive foul.
Here's an IMS from the line knocks it down.
So it's a 13 point game.
The thunder within, You know, five possessions here, but it's ugly.
That's what it is.
It's an ugly game for the thunder.
40 seconds to go.
50 63 as an if Mrs secretary there.
Here's Gordon to the basket and gets the shot.
Was looking for a fell didn't get the call.
Here's Schroeder Schroeder in the gallon Ari who puts it up 65 52 about a three second shot clock game Caught clock.
Here's Harden Harden.
Gonna take this time.
Seven seconds on the shot clock puts up the lamp and the foul and a big time dry from party change.
Also, he knocks down the free throw.
68 52 5 seconds.
Chris Paul going to dribble it out.
Paul gives it to Adams.
No good data. Lynn.
Hope you guys enjoyed a great broadcasts today.
I'll be back with one most likely tomorrow.
If it's tomorrow, then it will be probably the Celtics game.
But ah, you know, other than that, I hope you guys enjoyed.
We'll be back with more basketball tomorrow and I will see on the next one.
I'm Nathan signing off