WATCH: Russell Westbrook Leads OKC Past Spurs in Game 5

The superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has the San Antonio Spurs on the verge of Playoff elimination—KD loomed large in Game 4, and it was Russ’s turn Tuesday night in the OKC Thunder’s thrilling 95-91 victory.

Westbrook finished with a near triple-double (35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists) as the Thunder grabbed a 3-2 series lead over Kawhi Leonard (26 points) and the Spurs.

The All-Star guard took over in the second half and put the game out of a reach on a controversial three-point play after the refs inexplicably didn’t blow the whistle on an obvious Leonard foul attempt.

The Thunder will have a chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals in Game 6 tomorow night.

Per the AP:

“We got stops and Russ was a maniac tonight, keeping us in it,” Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant said. […] Durant added 23 points as the Thunder won for the second time in San Antonio in the series. Oklahoma City can close out the series Thursday in Game 6 at home.


“I hope we respond a little angry with a chip on our shoulder,” Spurs guard Danny Green said. “If you want to be a championship team you have to win on the road. Simple as that.” […] But the Spurs have rallied from a 3-2 deficit only once in their prolific playoff history, winning the final two games in 2008 to defeat the then New Orleans Hornets.


After losing only once at home during the regular season, San Antonio has dropped two straight there now. […] San Antonio led 88-82 with 4 minutes remaining when Westbrook took over. He had seven points, two rebounds and an assist in the final 4 minutes.