The lead grew to 49-33 after Harden’s foul allowed Durant to convert a four-point play. By that point, Oklahoma City had scored 15 points off of 10 Houston turnovers. The Rockets were without a point in that category.
Notes: Sampson formerly coached at Oklahoma for 12 seasons. ‘‘The circumstances that I took over this position with, I just don’t feel comfortable talking about me. I talk to Kevin every day. I talked to him the day his daughter died. I'm really, really close to Kevin and I'm holding the fort down until he comes back.’’ ... Parsons hurt his right shoulder late in Houston’s win against Toronto on Tuesday night. ‘‘I don’t think it’s a joint. I think it’s more soft tissue, but he can’t get his elbow past 45 degrees,’’ Sampson said.