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Westbrook lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook recorded his third triple-double of the play-offs as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-101.

Westbrook dropped in 31 points for Oklahoma, with 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the 12th triple-double of his career, before the Thunder held off a fourth-quarter attempted comeback by their opponents.

Kevin Durant top-scored with an impressive 32 points and finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder with the second-round series level at 1-1.

JJ Redick poured in 18 points to lead the Clippers, who had six players post double figures ahead of Friday's third game in Los Angeles.

Also on Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers recorded an 86-82 victory over the Washington Wizards at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Roy Hibbert scored 28 points for the Pacers to tie their series at 1-1 ahead of Friday's clash in Washington.