Rockets dialed in again, drop Thunder for 16th straight victory

11:37 PM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY — Chris Paul moved the ball side to side, rocking Patrick Patterson back just enough to take his patented side-hop to the right and lean back to unleash a spinning 3-pointer with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter to put the Rockets up 17 points. It was an early dagger in a game that really lacked any emphatic hammer, as the Houston Rockets methodically finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 for a 16th consecutive win on Tuesday night.

What makes the Rockets special was on full display though, with a balanced attack and underrated defense keeping the Thunder at arms’ length for essentially the entire second half. Paul led the way with 25 points, hitting 5-of-6 from 3-point territory, and James Harden added 23 points and 11 assists. In all, seven Rockets scored in double figures.

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