26 Apr 2017

Adams and OKC out of NBA playoffs

4:32 pm on 26 April 2017

The New Zealand basketballer Steven Adams and his Oklahoma City Thunder side have been eliminated from the NBA basketball playoffs.

Oklahoma was beaten 105-99 by the Houston Rockets in game five of the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs, losing the best of seven game series four-one.

Steven Adams

Steven Adams Photo: Supplied

Russell Westbrook again led OKC's offence scoring 47 points, taking 11 rebounds and making nine assists.

They rallied from an 11-point third-quarter deficit to lead by five heading into the final quarter but with Westbrook sitting out the opening of the fourth quarter Houston bounced back to secure a five point lead.

Despite Westbrook returning to the fray, he was unable to provide the magic his side needed missing a series of shots as they eventually lost by six.

Adams played 39 minutes and finished with seven points, nine rebounds and four blocks.