Carmelo Anthony led OKC with 19 points in just 20 minutes, while Paul George added 15 points. The regular season begins on October 19, when Anthony's former team - the New York Knicks - visit Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Anthony scored the first 10 points for the Thunder en route to a team-high 19 in the first half. He scored all nine of OKC's first nine points.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) prepares to pass the ball behind Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Anthony later told reporters he was trying to figure out his new situation and get a feel for his new teammates.
"I was excited and ready to get it going", he said. "The Thunder should at least try going ultra-big, with George as the nominal shooting guard in lineups featuring the big three and the Patterson-Adams front-line".
On Friday, the Thunder hosts the New Orleans Pelicans. While it was the first game of preseason, and the Thunder had three rookies on the floor at times against two future Hall of Famers, when Harden pulled up from 3 in front of Hamilton with 4:07 left in the third quarter, the Rockets had 16 3-pointers.
One constant from last season: Houston's flurry of 3-pointers to the Thunder's sometimes disjointed, isolation offense.
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