James Harden will look to improve his poor record against his former side when the Houston Rockets host the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.
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Harden has been on the winning side in only one of four games against the Thunder ever since his trade to the Rockets, with the All-Star guard held to his lowest points total in a game this season the last time the two teams met.
That game was a rout with the Thunder romping to a 117-86 victory late last year, with Harden, who is averaging 24.6 points per game this season, managing a mere eight points on 2-of-9 shooting.
However, Houston are faring quite well at the moment, having won five of their last six games, including a 103-100 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
The Rockets trailed for most of the game against the Pelicans, but went on a big fourth quarter run to pull off an impressive win.
"We got some stops," Rockets coach Kevin McHale told the team's official website. "We were having a hard time stopping them and made a couple of adjustments defensively that seemed to help us a little bit. We tried to get the ball out of [Eric] Gordon's hands. He was a handful tonight.
"Then we got some stops, got some rebounds, ran out, got fouled, and tried to get to the line. James made a big shot late. Got a big stop, Chandler [Parsons] got a rebound, made the free-throw and then we just kind of worked from there."
The Thunder, still without Russell Westbrook, are coming off a 90-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, but with Kevin Durant doing what Kevin Durant does best - score and make the big plays when it matters.
"It was a well-played game," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said after the narrow loss. "They're a tough, physical team and we are too. It could have gone either way with a bounce here or a bounce there.
"We had a lot of good looks from the three. We have to step up and continue to put ourselves in a position to make those shots. Our defense was good other than we let one guy get loose on us."