James Harden suffers a wrist injury as Rockets beat Thunder

When NBA fans originally saw the game between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder, everyone thought it was going to be an excellent and closely contested contest. He has scored at least 38 points in four straight and will get a big MVP-caliber matchup with Russell Westbrook Sunday afternoon.

The Rockets are now destroying the Thunder 79-59 and we're only at half time.

Westbrook scored 39 points to go with 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and now needs five more in the remaining ten games to equal the record for the most in season.

Harden has the Rockets firmly in the third seed of the Western Conference, which is the argument many make in his favour discussing the MVP race.

OKC, with the defeat, drop to 41-31 and sit sixth in the West, one game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The two sides are likely to match up again in the first-round of the playoffs. He is now five short of matching Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association best of 41, with 10 games remaining.

Kiwi centre Steven Adams had a quiet night - scoring 11 points and earning 4 rebounds.

  • Julie Sanders