Russell Westbrook scores 45 in Thunder's come-from-behind win

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The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't have much time remaining on their season Wednesday night.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is confident they'll finish the job off in Salt Lake City and wasn't afraid to tell Thunder fans that they won't be returning to the Chesapeake Energy Arena for a game seven.

After waiting all series for the reigning MVP to show up, he delivered with his team facing elimination.

With the series at 3-2, the Jazz will have a chance to wrap up the series at home on Friday, so long as they do the things they've been able to do after winning three straight from Games 2 to 4. Ricky Rubio wasn't sharp in game five, however he is averaging 16.8 points in the series. Regardless of whether or not they can continue streaking in Game 6 or not, it was a special night that put off any discussions about them playing their last game together.

"We have had success but eventually it's not going to work and we have to play better defence as guards ourselves". From there, they outscored the Jazz 62-34 to take the win 107-99. Gobert returned to the court later in the third quarter, but referees called a fifth foul on him with 3:46 left. Westbrook scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half to help Oklahoma City rally for a 107-99 win.

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He finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, making all 15 of his free throws. But another fourth-quarter collapse like in Game 5, when coach Scott Brooks' team gave away a lead and went more than 3½ minutes without a point, could spell the end of what would amount to a disappointing season for the No. 8 seed Wizards. Of all the questions, tactical and narrative, that surround a fascinating Game 6, one stands out above the others: will this incredible victory galvanize the Thunder? LeBron James offered fireworks to lift Cleveland, while Russell Westbrook and Paul George kept Oklahoma City's season alive. Tough defense created easy offense as the Jazz started the quarter on a 15-4 run and jumped out to an insurmountable 25 point lead. Not only that, but 5-of-9 from three-point range is just what the doctor ordered.

In fact, the 10-time All-Star has not had an assist since Game 1, as noted by Sean Deveney.

Westbrook became just the third player in National Basketball Association history to record 45 points, 15 rebounds and at least five assists in a playoff game, while George finished the night with 34 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

The problem with trying to recreate the effort is that there are aspects of a 25-point comeback that only happen once in a blue moon for any team.

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