Thunder fall to the Rockets in game one, 118-87

Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza (1) battles Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, and Jerami Grant (9) for a loose ball during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost game one of their playoff series to the Houston Rockets 118-87 Sunday night.

The final score was a good indicator that the Thunder didn't do much right, especially in the second half where the Thunder scored just 33 points.

Oklahoma City was supposed to be the better rebounding team but they got dominated by the Rockets, who won the board battle 56-41 and then outscored OKC 62 to 38 in the paint.

Russell Westbrook scored 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists but it was not a good game for the MVP candidate. He hit just 6-23 shots and had nine turnovers.

Houston's James Harden shook off a rough start to finish with 37 points on 13-28 shooting. Game two is Wednesday night in Houston. Tip off is at 7:00 p.m.

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