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Russell Westbrook's 47 not enough as Rockets eliminate Thunder

FOXSports logo FOXSports 26/04/2017 Andre Vergara

© Thomas Shea Russell Westbrook scored 47 points, including 20 in the third quarter, but the Houston Rockets eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs with a 105-99 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

Houston advances to face the winner of San Antonio vs. Memphis, who were tied 2-2 entering Tuesday night’s Game 5. James Harden led the Rockets with 34 points despite shooting just 8 of 25, including 2 of 13 on threes.

Westbrook came up just short of a triple-double, finishing with 11 rebounds and nine assists. He made 15 of 34 shots but was just 5 of 18 from three-point range.

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