Russell Westbrook scored his 12th profession play-off triple-double to move into 3rd place on the all-time listRussell Westbrook scored a triple-double to help the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers and keep their play-off hopes alive.
Westbrook scored 19 points, 21 rebounds and 14 helps in a 122-114 victory.
The 76ers, who lost Joel Embiid to a knee injury in the very first quarter, now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.
The video game likewise saw a fan operate on to the court during the 3rd quarter, with Wizards owners stating he will be banned and deal with possible criminal charges.
The fan leapt up and hit the backboard while the groups were at the other end of the flooring prior to being dealt with by security at the Capital One Arena.
“He will be banned from the arena and charges are being pursued,” said Monumental Sports and Entertainment, who own the Washington arena.
It is the most current in a string of events involving fan misbehaviour in the NBA over the previous week.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said fans in NBA arenas are treating gamers “like they remain in a human zoo” after a spectator was detained for throwing a water bottle at him on Sunday.
Bradley Beal scored a game-high 27 points for the Wizards, while Westbrooks 12th career triple-double in the playoffs moved him into 3rd location on the all-time list.
“I have never ever been down 3-0 so Ill be damned if I get out of here without a win,” said Beal.
In the Western Conference top seeds Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-113 to move into a 3-1 lead in their play-off series.
Donovan Mitchell top scored for Jazz with 30, while Rudy Gobert added 17.