Russell Westbrook basically took on the Houston Rockets himself, but he had no time to congratulate them.
The Rockets eliminated the Thunder Tuesday night with a 105-99 Game 5 victory despite Westbrook’s 47 points, but the Thunder point guard left the court without shaking hands with anyone.
As soon as the buzzer sounded, Westbrook stormed off toward the locker room.
James Harden led the Rockets with 34 points to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
The Thunder head home a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals after Houston took this series 4-1.
The Rockets used a 5-1 run, with all their points coming on free throws, to pull away from the Thunder and make it 98-91. Victor Oladipo threw a pass about 5 feet above Westbrook’s head and out of bounds on the next possession and Harden made a layup on the other end with about 3 minutes left.
The Rockets began eating up the clock after that and Oklahoma City missed shot after shot that could have closed the gap.
-With The Associated Press