Mar, 13, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots the ball against Houston Rockets center Samuel Dalembert (21) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Video: Russell Westbrook dunks on first play of game vs. Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder are tied 53-53 with the Houston Rockets at halftime tonight. The Thunder could not have started the game any better with the dunk by Russell Westbrook just after winning the opening tip.

It would be another slow start overall for the Thunder though.

Chandler Parsons has done a great job of checking Kevin Durant and is matching him on the offensive end. Parsons has 19 points and is 3-of-3 from deep and Durant leads the Thunder with 18 points and three three-pointers as well. Parsons also threw this dunk on Serge Ibaka in the first quarter.

Westbrook has 16 points and two assists with no turnovers. James Harden has just seven points and has had some trouble holding on to the ball with three turnovers.

The Rockets have just four turnovers in the game and have hit six threes. Oklahoma City still hasn’t gotten out on the break much in this one. If they can get a few more stops in the second half they should be able to pull away in this one.

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