Rockets extend series with win in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Oklahoma City, we have a problem.

With injured star Russell Westbrook watching from the luxury box, the Oklahoma City Thunder had no answer for the Rockets' uptempo style as Houston pulled away for a 107-100 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

James Harden, after shooting 4-of-25 from behind the arc in the first four games of the series, made his first seven 3-point attempts Wednesday en route to a 31-point effort.

The Rockets shot 47 percent from the floor, made 14 3-pointers and had six players score in double figures, including Omer Asik, who finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds and made enough free throws in the fourth quarter to keep Houston in control.

The Thunder only made 8-of-33 from long distance and fell for the second straight game after winning the first three in the series. No NBA team has ever lost after jumping out to a 3-0 lead, but this series is headed back to Houston for Game 6 on Friday with that scenario still a possibility.

Kevin Durant was held scoreless in the fourth quarter and totaled 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Reggie Jackson, starting in Westbrook's place, had 20 points, while Serge Ibaka netted 14 with nine boards.

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