The Oklahoma City Thunder put on an impressive performance on Sunday night, dominating the Houston Rockets 117-86. In the win, the Thunder won their second straight game without star point guard Russell Westbrook (knee), and advance to 25-5, touting the best record in the NBA.
Kevin Durant led with a double-double, having 33 points and 13 rebounds. He also had five assists on the night. In Westbrook’s place, Reggie Jackson got the start and finished with 16 points. Jeremy Lamb came off the bench and had a career-high 22 points and five assists.
For the Rockets, Aaron Brooks led with 17 points and Chandler Parsons had 15 more for an all-around lackluster performance from Houston. The Rockets started the game ice cold, falling behind 13-0 before finally getting on the board. They got out-rebounded 49-38 and shot just 36.5-percent from the field all night.
The Thunder on the other hand looked strong, even without the fiery Westbrook running things on the court.
As previously mentioned, OKC advances to 25-5 on the season and proves to be the team to beat in the early half of the 2013-14 season. The Thunder next play the Portland Trailblazers on New Year’s Eve at 8 p.m. ET.