Thunder-Rockets Preview

Automated InsightsDecember 29, 2013

It will be a showdown between two of the league's top scoring offenses when the Oklahoma City Thunder (105.7 PPG) compete against the Houston Rockets (106.3 PPG). The Thunder have been a dominant team this year, currently holding a 24-5 record. Over the last 10 games, they have been nearly lights out, going 9-1 during that span. On the other end, the Rockets should be taken notice of the rest of the season, entering the game with a 21-11 record. This game is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm EST and it will be covered by NBA TV, CSN-HOU and FSN-OK.

The Thunder come into today's game after beating Charlotte, 89-85. Kevin Durant was a key piece, recording 34 points and 12 rebounds to notch his 11th double-double on the year. Meanwhile, the Rockets are coming off a win over the Pelicans, 107-98. Chandler Parsons had a solid game for Houston, recording 19 points along with 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

It'll be a matchup of two heavyweights, as the high-powered offense of the Rockets (third in the league with an offensive efficiency of 106.8) takes the court against the elite defense of the Thunder (first in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 97.7).