National Basketball Association fines, doesn't suspend Russell Westbrook for Game 5

Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder

Romney sat right behind the scorer's table during Jazz's Game 4 win, but wasn't totally recognized until reigning MVP Westbrook, 29, was called for his fourth foul in the first half, USA Today reported. Westbrook has found himself in a personal battle against Ricky Rubio, one that Rubio may very well be winning through four games.

By the fourth quarter the heated emotions in the game were in overdrive. "But I'm gonna shut that s-t off next game though". Will he come out and destroy the Jazz in Game 5? They'll need to win Game 5 on Wednesday night, or they'll be eliminated.

The Oklahoma City Thunder, once considered among the top threats to upset the defending champion Golden State Warriors, have their backs against the wall in the first round of the playoffs after three straight games to the Utah Jazz.

One more Utah win and Oklahoma City's season is done.

George received a technical foul when he pushed Ingles in the first quarter when he took exception to the Australian guarding him too closely.

"They're going to come out ready to compete and play hard", added Royce O'Neale, who contributed 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench Saturday. However, they didn't get in anyone's faces so this should be an easy suspension on Westbrook if he wasn't waved onto the court.

Following the game, Westbrook did not want to discuss how he guarded Rubio.

Westbrook finished the game with 23 points, on seven-of-18 shooting, and 14 rebounds. Only 11 teams in National Basketball Association history have come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.

Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in the near-record third for the Rockets, who turned a 50-49 halftime edge into a 31-point advantage after the torrid 12-minute span.

Mitchell has stepped his game up a notch from an already impressive regular season, as he's averaging 27.5 points in his maiden postseason voyage. The Jazz were also a +22 with him on the floor.

Oklahoma City has really sputtered in the series and things have gotten away from them in a hurry.

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