Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:56PM
Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets takes a three point shot defended by Semaj Christon #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals game during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (AFP)
Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets takes a three point shot defended by Semaj Christon #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals game during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (AFP)
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The Houston Rockets have topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 at the Toyota Center to take a 2-0 lead in their first round Western Conference playoff series.

The visiting Thunder were the better side of the match in the first quarter and won 35-26. However, it was the Rockets who managed to win the second 36-33, despite trailing 68-62 at halftime.

The Rockets were still dominant after the break, winning the remaining two quarters 24-21 and 29-22 to eventually win the game with four points.

James Harden scored 35 points for the Rockets while Russell Westbrook had 51 points for the Thunder. Game 3 will be held in Oklahoma City on Friday.