The 2020 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder head-to-head, and both teams battled 7 times. Out of the 7 game series of the 1st Round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs, Houston Rockets outdueled Oklahoma City Thunder , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Oklahoma City Thunder ’s 3 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Houston Rockets had an offensive rating of 128.1, defensive rating of 109.1, 19.0 free-throw attempts, and 52.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.385 percent clip as a team. Oklahoma City Thunder had an offensive rating of 109.1, defensive rating of 128.1, 25.0 free-throw attempts, 35.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.371 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Houston Rockets finished the game with a record of 96 , and Oklahoma City Thunder recorded Houston Rockets possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder’s based on the advanced stats, Houston Rockets had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.596 percent, Houston Rockets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 7.3 vs 13.1.
The most impactful players on each team in the Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup of the 2020 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were James Harden and Danilo Gallinari based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. James Harden for the Houston Rockets in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 22.0 and made 12.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 9.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.215. While Danilo Gallinari put up 17.0 and made 9.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 2.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.18.