Thunder beats Rockets, spoils Harden's return to OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY โ€” There was no homecoming party for James Harden. His return was met with a smattering of boos and cheers as the former Thunder player faced his previous team for the first time Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena โ€” and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out Harden's Houston Rockets 120-98.One surprising comment to relay was the lack of crowd support at the game. There were many empty seats scattered around the arena, including some in the lower areas close to the court.The Thunder will entertain the Utah Jazz at 7 pm. Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.