On Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook was just one rebound shy of setting the all-time triple-double record for NBA history. However, the NBA MVP candidate had a huge game nonetheless to help lead his Thunder to a three-point victory over fellow playoff team the Memphis Grizzlies. Here's a look at how Oklahoma City came away with the win in Memphis to continue their push towards the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Westbrook leads the way

In his latest outing, Westbrook was stellar in the stats categories once again for Oklahoma City. He finished with 45 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds, along with five steals.

Westbrook shot 14-for-25 from the field but nailed eight of his 13 attempted three-point shots, including one in the final 14 seconds of the game to put his team ahead by four points.

The Memphis Grizzlies battled back, with Andrew Harrison hitting a three-point shot of his own with just a second left in the game. That made it a one-point lead for OKC. Vince Carter fouled Russell Westbrook and the OKC guard extended the lead back to three. Unfortunately, time ran out on the Grizzlies in their attempt at a comeback win. OKC took this one 103-100 in Memphis. Marc Gasol led his team with 23 points in the loss.

For the game, OKC shot just 43.5 percent compared to over 47 percent for the home team.

However, the Thunder were able to knock down 14 three-point shots and outrebounded their opponents 44-38 for the game.

NBA standings & what's next

Tonight's win puts the OKC Thunder at a record of 45-33 for the season. They're sitting at No. 6 in the West and have clinched a playoff berth. Westbrook still has four games left to set the all-time NBA single-season record for triple-doubles by a player.

His next opportunity comes when the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Phoenix Suns on Friday night starting at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Memphis Grizzlies fall to 42-37 for the season with tonight's loss. They've also clinched a spot in the playoffs and are currently at the No. 7 seed right now. They'll take on the New York Knicks at home on Friday night beginning at 8 p.m.

Eastern Time.

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