James Harden scored 31 points and led five other teammates into double digit scoring and the Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-101 at Toyota Center here in Houston on Thursday night. The Rockets (28-12) knocked down a series of shots early on its way to scoring a season-high 40 points for the first quarter to help setup the victory, the Thunder failed to recover from an early 22 point deficit.
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Houston to face James Harden and the Rockets at the Toyota Center hoping to make grounds up in the Western Conference.
Barcelona stars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have all been rested for tonight’s Spanish Copa del Rey 5th round clash at Elche.
Atletico Madrid made a fast start to the second leg of their Spanish Copa del Rey 5th round clash, but Real Madrid has pulled a goal back at Santiago Bernabeu.
Arsenal has been dealt a double blow in their quest for a top four position, following the news that Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta will both be out for three months.