Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort (5) has his 3-point attempt blocked by Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) as referee Pat Fraher, left rear, looks on during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By BRIAN MAHONEY

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot, Russell Westbrook scored 20 points against his former team and the Houston Rockets edged the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-102 in Game 7 of the first-round series. The Rockets pulled out a tense final game of the first round that lasted long past the final basket as replays and fouls were sorted out. In the end, Houston prevailed to set up a second-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers that begins Friday despite Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, going 4 for 15 from the field.