Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook and Houston star James Harden will be playing against each other in the playoffs as the primary player their respective teams.
Both Westbrook and James were supporters of a Kevin Durant’s led OKC in 2012 in which it entered into the NBA finals, losing to the Miami Heat.
The Oklahoma City Thunder marched into the playoffs with the inspiring season of Westbrook who averaged in triple double. Westbrook, as the lone star, did his best to push the team back into contention.
On the season, the Thunder are averaging 106.6 points, 46.6 rebounds and 21.0 assists per game. Defensively, the Thunder are yielding 105.8 points against the opposing teams.
Four players are averaging at least 11.3 points per game for the Thunder, they are: Westbrook (31.6), Victor Oladipo (15.9), Enes Kanter (14.3) and Steven Adams (11.3). Westbrook leads in four major statistical categories: points (31.6), rebounds (10.7), assists (10.4) and steals (1.6) per game. Andre Roberson tops in blocks with 1.0 per game.
The Houston Rockets (55-27) lives in a high-octane offense being led by Harden. Showing forth that the Rockets are at their prime to be in the finals, Harden again had spectacular season.
On the season, the Rockets are averaging 115.3 points, 44.4 rebounds and 25.2 assists per game. Defensively, the Rockets are yielding 109.6 points per game against the opposing teams.
Six players are averaging at least 11.7 points per game for the Rockets, they are: Harden (29.1), Eric Gordon (16.2), Lou Williams (14.9), Ryan Anderson (13.6), Clint Capela (12.6) and Trevor Ariza (11.7). Harden leads in three major statistical categories: points (29.1), rebounds (8.1) and assists (11.2). Ariza leads in steals with 1.1 while Clint Capela tops in blocks with 1.2 per game.
Thunder vs Rockets is televised on TNT, starting time is at 9:00 PM ET.