(Sporting Alert) — Results, scores, records and NBA standings following the games that took place in the league on Thursday night, Jan. 16.
The highlighted game on the night was the clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center.and the
Down 73-59 at half-time, Oklahoma City (29-10) outscored Houston (26-15), 49-19 in the second half to power to a thrilling 104-92 victory on the road.
Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Reggie Jackson added 23 points and six steals and Serge Ibaka had 21 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in the win for the Thunder, which improved to 13-7 on the road.
“We were able to come down and stifle them a little bit and get them out of their rhythm,” Durant said after the game.
“They’re a great offensive team. They score the ball so quickly. I think we did a great job of just putting pressure on them.”
Terrence Jones scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and James Harden added 16 points eight assists and seven rebounds in the defeat for Houston.
Rockets fans were left stunned, as after scoring 73 in two quarters, including 41 points in the second quarter, Houston collapsed in the second half to equal the second-fewest points in a second half in the history of the NBA.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s inspiring. … We knew if we were going to stay in this game that we were going to have to clean up the 3-point line,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said on NBA.com.
In another NBA score on Thursday night, the Indiana Pacers (31-7) dominated the New York Knicks (15-24), 117-89, with Lance Stephenson, leading the way 28 points and Paul George finishing with 25 points.
Carmelo Anthony also scored 28 points for the Knicks, which dropped back-to-back games.
NBA Scores, Results and Records on Jan. 16
Indiana Pacers 117 (31-7), New York Knicks 89 (15-24)
Oklahoma City Thunder 104 (29-10), Houston Rockets 92 (26-15)
Brooklyn Nets 127 (16-22), Atlanta Hawks 110 (20-19)