Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 helps, as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 aids, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals and put the safeguarding NBA champs on the edge of removal.
It was Westbrooks initially triple-double of the playoffs after publishing 18 in the routine season. Kevin Durant included 26 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Golden State, who won a league record 73 video games in the routine season, lost successive online games for the very first time this season. The Warriors should win Game 5 on Thursday in Oakland to keep their season alive.
Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points. Two-time league MVP Stephen Curry was restricted to 19 points on six-for-20 shooting.
Golden States Draymond Green, who was fined for kicking Steven Adams in the groin in Game 3, completed with 6 points, 11 rebounds and 6 turnovers.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City got an increase from a not likely source. Andre Roberson, a gamer the Warriors have actually neglected sometimes throughout the series, scored a career-high 17 points and got 12 rebounds.
The Thunder led 30-26 at the end of the very first quarter, then got control in the 2nd. In the most not likely of connections, Adams tossed a bullet pass to Roberson near the basket for a dunk that offered the Thunder a 56-43 lead with simply over 4 minutes left in the very first half.
Oklahoma City completed with a flurry and led 72-53 at halftime. The Thunder matched the most points they have actually scored in a very first half in franchise playoff history, a mark they set the previous video game versus the Warriors. It likewise matched the most points Golden State have actually allowed a half this season for the 2nd straight video game.
Westbrook had 21 points, 9 helps and 5 rebounds in the very first half, and Durant had 18 points and 6 boards.
Curry completed 4 for 14 in the very first half. Green had 4 points and 5 turnovers and Thompson had 4 points and 3 fouls in 12 minutes.
Golden State shot 46% from the field in the very first half, however Oklahoma City outrebounded the Warriors 28-20 and outscored them 21-9 at the complimentary toss line in the half.
Thompson aimed to keep the Warriors in it, scoring 19 points in simply over 7 minutes to begin the 3rd quarter. The Thunder preserved their composure, led 94-82 at the end of the duration and stayed in control in the 4th.