Thunder roar to leave Warriors on brink in NBA Western Conference finals
Russell Westbrook had 36 focuses, 11 bounce back and 11 helps, 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 guarding NBA champions on the precarious edge of end.
It was Westbrook’s first triple-twofold of the playoffs in the wake of posting 18 in the general season. Kevin Durant included 26 focuses and 11 bounce back for Oklahoma City.
Brilliant State, who won a group record 73 diversions in the normal season, lost back to back recreations surprisingly this season. The Warriors must win Game 5 on Thursday in Oakland to keep their season alive.
Klay Thompson drove Golden State with 26 focuses. Two-time association MVP Stephen Curry was constrained to 19 focuses on six-for-20 shooting
Brilliant State’s Draymond Green, who was fined for kicking Steven Adams in the crotch in Game 3, completed with six focuses, 11 bounce back and six turnovers.
Then, Oklahoma City got a help from an improbable source. Andre Roberson, a player the Warriors have overlooked on occasion amid the arrangement, scored a vocation high 17 focuses and got 12 bounce back.
The Thunder drove 30-26 toward the end of the principal quarter, then picked up control in the second. In the most far-fetched of associations, Adams tossed a slug go to Roberson close to the crate for a dunk that gave the Thunder a 56-43 lead with a little more than four minutes left in the principal half.
Oklahoma City completed with a whirlwind and drove 72-53 at halftime. The Thunder coordinated the most focuses they have scored in a first half in establishment playoff history, an imprint they set the past diversion against the Warriors. It likewise coordinated the most focuses Golden State have permitted in an a large portion of this season for the second in a row diversion.