James Harden and Russell Westbrook come back to haunt Oklahoma
NBA playoffs: second straight win for Miami over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks
Houston Rockets guard James Harden during the Western Conference playoff game against Oklahoma City Thunder. Photograph: EPA
Tied at 3-3 in the best-of-seven series, the sides matched up in a decider on Wednesday night with a match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers at stake.
Westbrook scored 20 points and Harden 17, with the latter blocking a Luguentz Dort three-point attempt with 4.8 seconds left to keep the Rockets in front.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have stolen a march on the Milwaukee Bucks with a 116-114 win putting the Florida side up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
The Bucks came into the play-offs with the best regular season record and Khris Middleton drew the game level with 4.3 seconds left by hitting three free throws.
But a shooting foul from Giannis Antetokounmpo as time expired saw Jimmy Butler head to the line and sink two throws for the win.