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Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) steals the ball from Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Wizards beat Raptors in overtime to put Raptors on brink of elimination

- Associated Press

Bradley Beal had 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Thursday night, and Russell Westbrook had his 34th triple-double of the season in the Washington Wizards’ 131-129 win over Toronto that all but eliminated the Raptors from the NBA’s play-in tournament.

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) passes the ball as he is guarded by Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the second half of a basketball game, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Westbrook has 21 boards, 24 assists as Wizards blast Pacers

- Associated Press

Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists — he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two — and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings by outgunning the Pacers 154-141 on Monday night.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes the ball over Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Doncic, Mavericks win thriller over surging Wizards

- Associated Press

Luka Doncic ended his longest stretch without a triple-double since the Dallas sensation’s rookie year in a back-and-forth thriller against Washington’s Russell Westbrook, the NBA leader in that all-around category.

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Russell Westbrook 1 triple-double from Big O's NBA record

- Associated Press

Russell Westbrook’s stat lines have been looking like typos in the box score lately - the 14-point, 21-rebound, 24-assist game this week, for example, or the 18-18-14 five nights earlier - and now he’s on the verge of something historic.

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Clippers rout Lakers 118-94, move into No. 3 spot in West

- Associated Press

Paul George led seven players in double figures with 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed a Lakers team minus LeBron James 118-94 on Thursday night, moving into the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Indiana Pacers' Caris LeVert (22) looks for a shot between Atlanta Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic (13), Clint Capela (15) and Kevin Huerter during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

LeVert's late burst helps Pacers beat Hawks 133-126

- Associated Press

Caris LeVert showed up motivated for work, determined to shake free from a recent funk that included one of Indiana's ugliest losses just 24 hours earlier.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) drives as Detroit Pistons guard Frank Jackson (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Pistons snap skid with 111-97 win over Grizzlies

- Associated Press

Wayne Ellington and Cory Joseph scored 18 points apiece to help the Detroit Pistons snap a four-game losing streak with a 111-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, left, defends as Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Clippers rout Lakers 118-94 to move into No. 3 spot in West

- Associated Press

Paul George scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed a Lakers team minus LeBron James 118-94 on Thursday night, moving into the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

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- Associated Press

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