Thunder roll to 124-94 win over Rockets

Thunder roll to 124-94 win over Rockets
December 29, 2012, 10:36 pm
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets forward Marcus Morris (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)


HOUSTON (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as the Oklahoma City Thunder built a big lead in the second quarter and rolled to a 124-94 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

Durant scored 11 points during a 16-0 run by the Thunder to end the first half and extend the lead to 18. Oklahoma City had another big run early in the third quarter to put the game further out of reach.

Former Thunder sixth man James Harden scored 25 for the Rockets, who went cold on offense for long stretches.

It was Oklahoma City's second win this season over Houston, after taking the first meeting 120-98.

Kevin Martin, who came to Oklahoma City in the trade for Harden, finished 19 points and five 3-pointers. Marcus Morris added a career-high 24 points for Houston.