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More shooting woes for Thunder

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, Modified: April 28, 2011 at 1:16 am •  Published: April 27, 2011

333) from the field in the last two games of the series.

He was 3 for 15 from the floor in Game 5 and 12 for 30 in Game 4.

With 8:35 remaining in the game and the Thunder trailing 83-76, a stone-faced Westbrook checked into the game during a timeout and glared into the crowd behind the scorer's table as several fans screamed, "Come on, Russ."

Westbrook aggressively slammed his hands together once, cursed himself and walked onto the court.

With 8:11 left and the shot clock winding down, Westbrook swished a rainbow 3-pointer from the right wing to pull OKC to within 83-79 and the sellout crowd of 18,203 exploded.

The conversion snapped his string of 12 straight missed 3-pointers after starting the series 6 for 10 beyond the arc.

For the remainder of the game, amazingly the only player other than Durant to convert a field goal was guard James Harden, who drilled a 3-pointer while buried deep in the corner with 1:50 left to tie the score at 91.

The Thunder shot worse than 36.6 percent three times this season and lost convincingly each time – a 99-90 loss at Chicago (.354); a 101-74 loss at San Antonio (.329); and a 111-88 loss at Orlando (.333).


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