NBA: Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook bagged his 182nd triple-double to break Oscar Robertson's 47-year-old record.
Russell Westbrook revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 as the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month.
Oklahoma City Thunder opened an early four-game break atop the NBA's Northwest Division by beating their nearest rivals Utah Jazz 106-94 on Friday, with Kevin Durant scoring 25 points.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Thunder beat the Spurs 108-103 in Game 5, moving within a victory of a series knockout and the conference title after beating San Antonio for the third time in five days.
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points as the Spurs escaped a tantalizing near-upset for the young Thunder, who came closer than anyone to beating the Spurs for the first time in 46 days. But a nine-point lead didn't last after the famously mercurial 63-year-old Popovich huddled his lagging team together in the fourth and told them to "get nasty."
Kevin Durant stood above the 3-point line and watched the shot clock dwindle in the final seconds of Game 4. When Metta World Peace backed up slightly on defense, Durant hesitated only an instant before launching a 26-footer.
Kevin Durant hit the go-ahead three pointer with 13 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-100 win over Los Angeles to put the Lakers on the brink of elimination.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and the Thunder won their second straight, beating the Bucks 109-89 on Monday in a game that featured seven technical fouls, an ejection of Bucks backup forward Larry Sanders and a confrontation between Mike Dunleavy and Serge Ibaka.