NBA Wrap: Thunder finish off Mavericks

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The Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals after beating the Dallas Maverick 118-104 and winning the series 4-1.

Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out nine assists for the Thunder, who will face the San Antonio Spurs in the semi-finals, while Kevin Durant dropped 33 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points for the Mavericks.

Kemba Walker scored 34 points as the Charlotte Hornets brought themselves level at 2-2 following an 89-85 win over the Miami Heat.

Walker was well supported by Jeremy Lin, who scored 21 points on six of 10 shooting.

Dwyane Wade recorded a double-double in the Heat’s loss, which consisted of 12 points and 10 assists.

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers are also level at 2-2 in their series against the Los Angeles Clippers after they won Game 4, 98-84.

Al-Farouq Aminu starred for the Trail Blazers as he scored 30 points on 11 of 20 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Jeff Green and Blake Griffin scored 17 points apiece for the Clippers, who will be without the services of point guard Chris Paul for an unknown period of time after he broke his right hand during the game.

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