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Box Score Breakdown for Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Harden conquers Westbrook in decisive Game 5
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets

By Juan Carlos Blanco

Russell Westbrook provided 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists but was forced to play 42 minutes. He was only 2-for-9 in the fourth quarter, with fatigue potentially coming into play. Jerami Grant and Abrines were distant second fiddles with matching 11-point totals off the bench. Victor Oladipo and Andre Roberson compiled 10-point tallies. Steven Adams mustered just seven points but posted nine rebounds. The Rockets' James Harden managed 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Lou Williams provided 22 points in 33 minutes off the bench. Patrick Beverley tallied 15 points and eight rebounds. Hilario chipped in with 14 points. Clint Capela generated a modest but full stat line of eight points, nine rebounds, four blocks and one steal. Eric Gordon matched Capela's point total in 35 minutes off the bench.

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 8:51 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs

By Joel Bartilotta

The home team has now prevailed in all nine game between these teams this season, as San Antonio is now one win away from advancing to the next round. A 13-0 run with five minutes left in the fourth quarter was key, as that extended the Spurs lead from five to 18. San Antonio's offense was extremely efficient, as they shot 53 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range. Mike Conley carried the Grizzlies, as he collected 26 points, two rebounds, six assists and four steals. Marc Gasol accrued 17 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Vince Carter amassed 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Kawhi Leonard was the player of the game, as he accumulated 28 points and six assists. Patty Mills was huge off the bench, dropping a playoff career-high 20 points in 21 minutes. Tony Parker tallied 16 points and six assists.

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 8:56 PM ET

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

By Nick Brazzoni   

In Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Utah, the Clippers' J.J. Redick finally broke out of a shooting slump. Through the first four games of the series, Redick had shot just 26.7 percent from behind the arc and 34.5 percent from the field overall, and he was averaging just 7.8 points per game. Tuesday, Redick nearly matched his scoring through the first four games (31 points) all in one contest, as he scored 26 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field in 34 minutes. It was his seventh performance of the season with at least 25 points, and before Tuesday's crucial loss, the Clippers had won five straight games when Redick had scored 25 points or more. The team is, however, still 5-2 this season when he reaches that milestone and 11-3 over the last two seasons when the shooting guard hits that 25-point mark.

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 10:51 PM ET