Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - It was a long day for the Houston Rockets and an even longer night for James Harden.
Kevin Durant scored 37 points, while Harden tallied 17 on just 3-of-16 shooting in his return to Oklahoma City, as the Thunder downed the Rockets, 120-98, on Wednesday.
Serge Ibaka added 23 points for the Thunder, who have won six of their last seven games.
Following Tuesday's home win against the Toronto Raptors, the Rockets flew to Minnesota for Wednesday's funeral for Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the daughter of head coach Kevin McHale, before heading to Oklahoma City.
McHale's 23-year-old daughter passed away Saturday after a long battle with lupus, an auto-immune disease. She had been hospitalized with a related condition.