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NBA playoffs: Western semi finals Game 4 round up

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Game 4 of the Western Conference saw Portland stave off elimination with a victory over San Antonio, whilst Kevin Durant hit 40 points as OKC lost to The LA Clippers. We round up the best of the action from both matches.

Damian Lillard's 25 was the highest scorer in the game between The Portland Trail Blazers and The San Antonio Spurs and it was Lillard's Blazers who came out on top as they avoided elimination as the series ticked to Game 5.

The Blazers now aim to become the only team to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series and they took the first step in achieving the feat with a 103-92 win on Monday night. Although they were the last team to take a series all the way from such a position.

As the teams travel to San Antonio for Game 5, the Spurs know one more win will be enough to see them through to the Western Conference final. They will be hoping that the home advantage will see them through and that nerves do not get the better of them in Wednesday nights encounter.

MVP Kevin Durant scored 40 points, but it was not enough for The Oklahoma City Thunder as they went down by just two points in a 101-99 defeat at the hands of the LA Clippers.

Darren Collison came up big for his team, scoring eight in the last three minutes as the Clippers rallied late on but it was Chris Paul's strong defense of Kevin Durant which made it all possible.

OKC has a 17 point lead after the first quarter and they kept things pretty tight after that until a late smash-and-grab from the home side saw them come from 75-63 behind going into the fourth to steal an unlikely victory which levels the series and means that the teams will face up at least twice more.

Blake Grifin again top scored for Los Angeles and with Jamal Crawford putting 18 on the board, DeAndre Jordan taking 14 rebounds, the Clippers saw everything come together when they needed it most. Game 5 takes place on Tuesday night.

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