Through 3 Quarters

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, the Oklahoma City Thunder look much better today on their home court. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Houston Rockets 81-73.

Shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has led the way so far for OKC, as he has 28 points. Houston has been led by small forward Jae'Sean Tate, who so far has 19 points and five assists along with eight rebounds and three blocks. Those points put Tate near his season high of 21.

This is the first time the Thunder have been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past seven games.

Who's Playing

Houston @ Oklahoma City

Current Records: Houston 4-16; Oklahoma City 6-14

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the Houston Rockets will be on the road. They will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Paycom Center. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close matchup.

Houston is hoping for another victory. They captured a comfortable 102-89 win over Oklahoma City on Monday. The Rockets' power forward Christian Wood looked sharp as he dropped a double-double on 24 points and 21 rebounds along with three blocks. That makes it three consecutive games in which Wood has had at least ten rebounds.

Houston is now 4-16 while OKC sits at 6-14. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Houston ranks first in the league when it comes to fouls drawn per game, with 22 on average. But Oklahoma City enters the contest with only 17 fouls per game on average, good for third best in the league. The ref's whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Paycom Center -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Thunder are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Thunder as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Houston have won 19 out of their last 36 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Nov 29, 2021 - Houston 102 vs. Oklahoma City 89
  • Nov 17, 2021 - Oklahoma City 101 vs. Houston 89
  • Oct 22, 2021 - Houston 124 vs. Oklahoma City 91
  • Mar 21, 2021 - Oklahoma City 114 vs. Houston 112
  • Feb 03, 2021 - Oklahoma City 104 vs. Houston 87
  • Feb 01, 2021 - Houston 136 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Sep 02, 2020 - Houston 104 vs. Oklahoma City 102
  • Aug 31, 2020 - Oklahoma City 104 vs. Houston 100
  • Aug 29, 2020 - Houston 114 vs. Oklahoma City 80
  • Aug 24, 2020 - Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 114
  • Aug 22, 2020 - Oklahoma City 119 vs. Houston 107
  • Aug 20, 2020 - Houston 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98
  • Aug 18, 2020 - Houston 123 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Oklahoma City 113 vs. Houston 92
  • Oct 28, 2019 - Houston 116 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Apr 09, 2019 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 111
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 112
  • Dec 25, 2018 - Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Nov 08, 2018 - Oklahoma City 98 vs. Houston 80
  • Apr 07, 2018 - Oklahoma City 108 vs. Houston 102
  • Mar 06, 2018 - Houston 122 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Dec 25, 2017 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Apr 25, 2017 - Houston 105 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Apr 23, 2017 - Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Apr 21, 2017 - Oklahoma City 115 vs. Houston 113
  • Apr 19, 2017 - Houston 115 vs. Oklahoma City 111
  • Apr 16, 2017 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 87
  • Mar 26, 2017 - Houston 137 vs. Oklahoma City 125
  • Jan 05, 2017 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 116
  • Dec 09, 2016 - Houston 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Nov 16, 2016 - Oklahoma City 105 vs. Houston 103
  • Apr 03, 2016 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Mar 22, 2016 - Oklahoma City 111 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 29, 2016 - Oklahoma City 116 vs. Houston 108
  • Nov 02, 2015 - Houston 110 vs. Oklahoma City 105

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

  • Derrick Favors: Out (Illness)
  • Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle)
  • Josh Giddey: Out (Illness)
  • Kenrich Williams: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Houston

  • Jalen Green: Out (Hamstring)
  • Usman Garuba: Out (Thigh)
  • D.J. Augustin: Out (Covid-19)
  • John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)