Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 24: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder hip bumps teammates after a play against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals and put the defending NBA champions on the brink of elimination.

It was Westbrook's first triple-double of the playoffs after posting 18 in the regular season. Kevin Durant added 26 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

Golden State, which won a league record 73 games in the regular season, lost consecutive games for the first time this season. The Warriors must win Game 5 on Thursday in Oakland to keep their season alive.

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points. Two-time league MVP Stephen Curry was limited to 19 points on 6-for-20 shooting.