National Basketball Association fines Westbrook $15000 for postgame comments

Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and Jimmy Butler chipped in 14 for Chicago, but the Bulls offence looked stagnant without Rondo.

Oh, and by the way: Westbrook is averaging a triple-double so far in the playoffs (35.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists per game).

"We've got to come out with some dog in us", Harden said. "We have to figure out a way to be better".

The NBA has fined Thunder star Russell Westbrook $15,000 for using inappropriate language during a postgame media interview.

Looking at the betting trends, the Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall.

CITY (AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the National Basketball Association is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Westbrook went to the line with 8.4 seconds to play and missed one of the two free throws, giving the Rockets a chance before Harden's final miss. Taj Gibson scored 20 points and Andre Roberson and Victor Oladipo each added 12 for the Thunder, who shot 55 percent from the field. He missed, but Steven Adams was there for the putback.

Harden hit a 3-pointer with 52 seconds left to lift the Rockets into a tie for the first time since early in the second half.

The triple-double was Westbrook's second in a row, making him the first player to record back-to-back triple-doubles in the same playoff series since Jason Kidd in the 2002 Eastern Conference finals for the New Jersey Nets against the Boston Celtics.

DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who played without the injured Blake Griffin in the second half.

Westbrook followed with his first 3-point attempt of the game.

"We're not going to put this all on us missing Rondo because if that's the case we might as well not show up anymore because it looks like we're going to be missing him for awhile", Wade said. "Second half, we did a really good job on both ends of the floor".

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