Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss game against Thunder

SPORTSAiling Chris Paul out for Christmas night clash with Thunder	Email

SPORTSAiling Chris Paul out for Christmas night clash with Thunder Email

Steven Adams had his 11th double-double of the National Basketball Association season as the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game with a win over the Houston Rockets. The Rockets rallied, and the score was tied at 88 heading into the fourth. The Rockets are 15-1 when he plays and 10-6 when he doesn't. He attempted just three free throws through the first three quarters but got to the charity stripe five times in the last 12 minutes. Oklahoma City was either switching or swarming to Harden, often both, and then aggressively rushing through defensive rotations to challenge everything teammates tried to do around him.

But Roberson blocked James Harden's game-tying 3-point attempt with 27 seconds left, leaked out as Westbrook chased down the rebound and scored in transition on a pass ahead from Westbrook. But Westbrook made his final two shots of the half, while Harden found the lane packed with Thunder defenders keeping him from getting to the basket.

George (24 points) and Anthony (20 points) were efficient throughout the contest and were responsible for six of Oklahoma City's eight threes.

The Rockets needed all of that, with George and Anthony providing Westbrook plenty of help.

How can you tune in to Monday's Christmas Day showdown between Houston and Oklahoma City?

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