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Westbrook holds his nerve

Thirty-eight points from Russell Westbrook put the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-2 up in their play-off series with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Westbrook's side trailed by seven points going into the final 50 seconds but they mounted a stunning fightback, with Westbrook holding his nerve after being fouled by Chris Paul, earning the Thunder a 105-104 win.

Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 27 points inside the last three and a half minutes and the Thunder can now take the series on Thursday.

Elsewhere Washington remain alive at 3-2 down after the Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 102-79.

The snagged a stunning 62 rebounds to shut down their on-the-brink opponents, with Marcin Gortat taking 31 points.