Nene has field day
Houston’s Nene dominated down low, scoring 28 points on 12-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench in Houston’s 113-109 victory against Oklahoma City in Game 4 of the Western Conference first round Sunday. He embarrassed Thunder big men Steven Adams and Enes Kanter all game. Nene had more points than the Thunder’s bench combined (22). Houston’s bench tallied 64 points in the game.
Westbrook gets first-half triple double
Westbrook grabbed a rebound before the halftime buzzer to get his third straight triple double of the playoffs. He finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists, though he shot 10-of-28 from the floor. Adams was the next highest scorer for the Thunder with 18.
Thunder in 3-1 hole
The Thunder are in a 3-1 hole heading back to Houston. Only 11 teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit and won the series, including the Cleveland Cavaliers in last season’s NBA Finals. OKC has its work cut out and will try to win Game 5 at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Toyota Center.