Thunder routs Rockets 98-80 for seventh consecutive win

Rex Christensen
November 9, 2018

But you'll be hard-pressed to find a team that makes the Rockets and Warriors grimace more than the Thunder, who pushed its winning streak to seven games and swept a back-to-back for the second time this season with relative ease.

Houston's 80-point scoring effort was the lowest for an National Basketball Association team this season. After starting the 2018-19 season with four straight losses, the Thunder have won five straight.

The Thunder was actually keeping up with the Rockets from 3, each team with eight until Gerald Green canned a 3-pointer in the third quarter. Oklahoma City was 9 of 37 (24.3 percent) from beyond the arc while Houston was 11 of 42 (26.2 percent).

Westbrook was hurt Monday night against New Orleans.

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She even took the time to learn some rather tight choreography - which is what caused the near-disaster - with her backing singers.

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has been in the National Basketball Association for over a decade, but his lengthy experience as a pro baller was not enough to remind him that messing with the referees would nearly always result in a whistle being blown - at least during one moment of Thursday's road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also had six steals in 36 minutes of action.

All of this, along with Houston's early season struggles, must have gotten to Paul, as he picked up a technical foul with the Rockets down by 20 in the fourth quarter. Why?

It was an especially tough night for Chris Paul, as Houston's superstar point guard could not get going against Oklahoma City.

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