The Oklahoma City Thunder have pulled off a dramatic 107-99 comeback win against Joe Ingles' Utah Jazz to stay alive in the NBA playoffs.
The Thunder were listless and appeared headed for defeat and playoff elimination on their own court on Tuesday when they trailed by 71-46 in the third quarter.
Ingles had sank four first half three-pointers, the Jazz were in control and appeared headed for a 4-1 series win.
The game, however, turned when Jazz centre and key rim protector Rudy Gobert had to be benched with foul trouble midway through the third, allowing the Thunder's Westbrook to go on a 20-point tear.
At the end of the third quarter the scores were locked up 78-78 and Westbrook, fellow All-Star Paul George and New Zealand centre Steven Adams kept the momentum going for the victory.
It was tied for the third biggest comeback in playoff history.
The Jazz still hold a 3-2 lead in the series and have another chance to eliminate the Jazz in game six on Friday
Westbrook had 45 points and 15 rebounds, George had 34 points and eight rebounds and Adams had six points and six rebounds.
Ingles had 16 points but did not score in the second half.
Gobert contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds and rookie Donovan Mitchell delivered 23 points.