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The Houston Rockets have stepped into the spotlight int he NBA post season for the first time since 2009. The Oklahoma City Thunder are the heavily favored team in this series but when you've got James Harden and the run-n-gun Rockets nothing is ever certain.

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2013 NBA Playoffs
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(45-37)
@

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(60-22)

April 21st, 2013
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City
8:30 PM CST
TNT
Starting Lineups
Jeremy Lin PG Russell Westbrook
James Harden SG Thabo Sefolosha
Chandler Parsons SF Kevin Durant
Greg Smith PF Serge Ibaka
Omer Asik C Kendrick Perkins
2012/13 Advanced Stats
96.1 (1st of 30) Pace 93.3 (10th of 30)
109.7 (6th of 30) ORtg 112.4 (1st of 30)
106.1 (16th of 30) DRtg 102.6 (4th of 30)

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Injuries:

Derek Fisher: sore left foot, probably tonight

Kevin Martin: sore back, probable tonight

Kendrick Perkins: tightness in right hamstring, probable tonight

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Player to watch:


James Harden

#13 / Guard / Houston Rockets

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Aug 26, 1989


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Poll

Who will be tonight's leading scorer?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    James Harden
    (37 votes)
  • 31%
    Kevin Durant
    (27 votes)
  • 9%
    Russell Westbrook
    (8 votes)
  • 14%
    Jeremy Lin
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    Nick Collison
    (2 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now