Kevin Durant had 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets, 103-94, in Houston on Friday night to win a physical Game 6 and take the first-round, best-of-seven NBA playoff series, four games to two. Former Rocket Kevin Martin added 25 for Oklahoma City. The Thunder advanced to face the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

James Harden scored 26 points, handed out seven assists and grabbed six rebounds in a losing effort for Houston, while Chandler Parsons chipped in 25 points. The Rockets needed to win to force Game 7 in Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Oklahoma City def. Houston, 4-2

(Home team in bold.)

Game 1: Oklahoma City 120, Houston 91
Game 2: Oklahoma City 105, Houston 102
Game 3: Oklahoma City 104, Houston 101
Game 4: Houston 105, Oklahoma City 103
Game 5: Houston 107, Oklahoma City 100
Game 6: Oklahoma City 103, Houston 94