"Having my name next to his name is an honor", Rubio said.
All five starters scored in double figures for the Jazz. Going back to the regular season, Westbrook hasn't shot better than 40 percent in any of his last six games - the worst such streak of his career. Westbrook was involved in an altercation during Monday night's Game 4, one which saw him jaw with Rudy Gobert.
For emphasis, Westbrook included an expletive before the word off.
The issue was that no one was sure if Westbrook was in the game or not at the time, as he was at the scorers table when Gobert got into it with Raymond Felton.
After Rubio (26 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds) went off for a triple-double in a 115-102 Game 3 victory Saturday, Westbrook guaranteed he would stop Rubio.
Westbrook did not appear to respond.
He said to ESPN: "It's not about me and him. We're done with that". "We just, I don't know, got hot".
Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and seven rebounds to lead the Jazz to their third straight win in the series.
"We play as a team", Rubio said. The latter would be an ejection and a suspension for Game 5. "We always say the strength of our team is the strength of our team". I don't think we need anybody else. When the Thunder got downhill or got two defenders on the ball, it had to shoot challenged shots at the rim, or make hard passes to the perimeter. But the Thunder could not take care of the ball when it mattered as the game progressed.
The Thunder most look like a contender when George is at the top of his game, but when the paint is cut off and PG-13 can't hit his threes, the team quickly becomes pedestrian.
The 76ers sought to close out the Heat in Game 5 Tuesday night. "I'm getting in trouble jumping in the air and getting caught", he said.
"We've done some", Donovan said.
The Raptors came into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and an immediate 2-0 lead over the Wizards in the first round bolstered the team's excitement. "He told me he was going to be here".
"It's just what you get with playoff basketball", said OKC's George. "You're playing seven games and you've got to win four". "You're not always going to make them, but you want to keep taking them".
They can end the series in Houston on Wednesday.