NBA Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder (20-33)


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vs. DEN 
L 107-113
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@ UTA 
L 86-107
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@ HOU 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00
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vs. PHI 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0019:00 ET5:00 PM CT22:00
vs. GSW 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00

Youthful Thunder hope to build on effort vs. rebuilding Rockets

The Houston Rockets had reason to expect growing pains in the early stages of this season given their reliance on talented yet relatively inexperienced players to orchestrate their rebuild.

The first step was a doozy. The Rockets trailed by as many as 35 points in their 124-106 road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. The young backcourt tandem of Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie Jalen Green shot a combined 8 for 26 while totaling 20 points. Porter had nine of the Rockets' 24 turnovers while Green posted a plus/minus of minus-37 in 32 minutes.

The Rockets are anticipating better days ahead, perhaps as early as Friday when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in their home opener at Toyota Center.

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Leaders
Points: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander18.0
Rebounds: Josh Giddey10.0
Assists: Josh Giddey3.0
FG%: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl66.7%
Steals: Luguentz Dort2.00
Blocks: Derrick Favors1.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.0 (12)
Rebounds: 53.0 (25)
Assists: 18.0 (6)
FG%: 44.0% (12)
FT%: 86.7% (26)
3P%: 29.8% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 86.0 (29)
Rebounds: 50.0 (12)
Assists: 19.0 (24)
FG%: 37.4% (28)
FT%: 61.1% (27)
3P%: 20.0% (29)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Utah 1 0 1.000 --
Minnesota 1 0 1.000 --
Denver 1 0 1.000 --
Portland 0 1 .000 1.0
Oklahoma City 0 1 .000 1.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/16/2021 Mamadi Diakite Waived
10/16/2021 Justin Jaworski Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2021 Justin Jaworski Waived
10/16/2021 Olivier Sarr Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2021 Olivier Sarr Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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