Westbrook carries Thunder to playoff berth

Russell Westbrook hit three 3-pointers down
the stretch, including the clincher with 21 seconds left, and the
Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 40-point night by Gerald Wallace
on Sunday to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-90 and clinch their
second straight playoff berth.
Westbrook's 3 from the left wing gave the Thunder a 97-90 lead
and, after Wallace missed a jumper with 16 seconds remaining, the
Thunder could finally breathe easy. They are now 3-0 against
Portland, with the previous two victories coming by a combined
three points.
Wallace was unguardable at times in the second half as he
carried the Trail Blazers back from a 14-point halftime deficit.
His total, on 16-of-28 shooting, was a season high and just two
points shy of his career best.
Westbrook scored 28.