Westbrook scores 32 qualities as Oklahoma City chipped serial deficit to 2-1, but Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the Clippers postseason with a toe injury
Russell Westbrook figured out that he didnt “re going to have to” do it all. Once that happened, the Oklahoma City Thunder figured out how to outdo the Houston Rockets.
Westbrook orchestrated 32 qualities in a triple-double and the Thunder regarded off the Rockets 115 -1 13 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Westbrook orchestrated 51 qualities in a triple-double on Wednesday, but the Rockets acquired, and Westbrook was criticised for killing too much. This time, photographs and contributions were distributed more evenly throughout the game. Taj Gibson orchestrated 20 qualities and Andre Roberson and Victor Oladipo each added 12 for the Thunder, who filmed 55% from the field.
I had to do a better undertaking of trusting my team-mates for 48 hours, Westbrook pronounced. Tonight, those chaps obliged frolics throughout the competition. Thats what Im trying to do.
James Harden orchestrated 44 qualities for Houston, but he missed a three-pointer that could have won the game just before age expired.
We went down two, so I just wanted to get the best shot accessible, frankly, Harden pronounced. I didnt try to overthink it or whatnot. I only dribbled up the basketball law and I meet the coat various kinds of close in once I surpassed half-court. I committed him[ Roberson] a little poking, and he bit for it, and I only filmed the clod. I filmed it with confidence. It was a little bit short.
Lou Williams orchestrated 22 qualities and Ryan Anderson added 18 for the Rockets, who nearly overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit again. Instead, the Thunder will host competition four on Sunday in a something better position.
We did enough offensively, Rockets coach Mike DAntoni pronounced. We only didnt have the will or the want early in video games. Its a little bit of a recurring topic we have. It takes us a while to get going. Well should be dealt with and try to get it better, because weve got to play the whole 48[ hours] like we did the last 24, and the last two activities we have not done that.
Westbrook likewise had 13 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his second straight triple-double and the seventh playoff triple-double of his career.
Clippers 111, Jazz 106
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs after disabling his big toe during Friday nights prevail against the Utah Jazz.
The team announced Saturday that the five-time all-star was diagnosed with serious injuries to the plantar illustration of his right large-hearted toe. Griffin left competition three with 3:18 be retained in the second part after shoring awkwardly following a transition layup. He had 11 qualities, six rebounds and two assists in 18 hours, and the team pronounced at the time the harm was a bruised toe. X-rays at the stadium were negative, but “hes been” re-evaluated after the game.