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NBA DAILY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
Recap of Tuesday's NBA playoff games
Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination
The AP reports: Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination.
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State, which won a league record 73 games in the regular season, lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Warriors must win Game 5 on Thursday in Oakland to keep their season alive... Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points, but two-time league MVP Stephen Curry was limited to 19 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Curry's shooting performance was so uncharacteristic that reporters asked if he was hurt.
The Sports Xchange reports: Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting to go with 11 rebounds. Serge Ibaka and Andre Roberson each scored 17 points, while Steven Adams posted 11 points and seven boards. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 26 points. League MVP Stephen Curry was held to 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting, and he and Thompson combined to make just six of 21 3-point attempts. Harrison Barnes posted 11 points in the loss.
AFP reports: Curry shot a disappointing six-of-20 from the field, and he and Thompson combined to make just six-of-21 shots from beyond the arc. Harrison Barnes posted 11 points in the loss for the Warriors, who attempted just 17 free throws in the first half. Golden State has lost by a combined 52 points over the two games in Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Oklahoman reports: Green continually muffed the ball, committing three early turnovers that led to a 28-15 Thunder lead, and his final numbers were dubious: as many turnovers (six) as points, one of seven shooting, just two assists. Green was magnanimous in accepting responsibility he told his teammates he was to blame for the loss, though Oklahomans would have felt better about the guy if he had accepted responsibility of another kind. I looked like I looked Sunday, Green said, so I don't think the last 48 hours affected me. I think it's the first time in my life that I didn't respond to critics. I've got to do better.