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Russell Westbrook's 47 not enough as Rockets eliminate Thunder

Russell Westbrookscored 47points, including 20 in the third quarter, but the Houston Rockets eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs with a 105-99victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

Houston advances to face the winner of San Antonio vs. Memphis, who were tied 2-2 entering Tuesday night's Game 5. James Harden led the Rockets with 34points despite shooting just 8of 25, including 2of 13on threes.

Westbrook came up just short of a triple-double, finishing with 11rebounds and nineassists. He made 15 of 34shots but was just 5 of 18from three-point range.

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