Russell Westbrook put up 40 points and recorded 10 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder take down the San Antonio Spurs, 105-92. The Thunder had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 37-76 (48.7%) from the field and 24-31 (77.4%) at the free throw line. The Conference Semifinals are now even 2-2.
Westbrook shot 12-24 from the field (2-5 on 3-pointers) and 14-14 from the free throw line. He also put up five steals and five rebounds. Kevin Durant chipped in 31 points and five rebounds for Oklahoma City as well. Despite the loss, Boris Diaw scored 14 points off the bench for San Antonio on 5-11 shooting, including 2-6 from behind the arc. He also added 10 rebounds.
In a matchup between elite defenses, Oklahoma City reigned supreme. They ranked first in the NBA in defensive efficiency this season (101.0), and held San Antonio to just .98 points per possession in Game 4. The Thunder posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.14 in this game. During the regular season, they were undefeated (6-0) when they exceeded 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Spurs were 5-4 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
With the Conference Semifinals tied at 2-2, the teams move to San Antonio, where the Spurs will attempt to break the tie in front of the home crowd.