UPDATES & NEWS
Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double of 30 points, 10 boards, and 13 assists with a steal and a block in the overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Westbrook posted the first triple-double of the playoffs, granted it took him 31 shots to get to 30 points (10-for-31), but it was not enough as the Thunder now trail three games to two with game six in Memphis on Wednesday.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender