The Rockets may have blown a 10-point fourth quarter lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder but the Thunder’s win wasn’t completely solidified until Russell Westbrook put an explosive cherry on top. Clint Capela was the victim of a ridiculous, lefty jam by Russ with less than 10 seconds to go that James Harden wanted no part of.
It capped off another impressive statistical night for Westbrook, who tallied 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to push the Thunder to the 105-103 victory over the Rockets. Harden, meanwhile, couldn’t match that production as he tossed in a season-low 13 points, scoring less than 24 points for just the first time all season.
Russ he had his share of highlights, including nutmegging Nene on the way to an absurd layup on Harden. Still, it’s the dunk that will be the lasting memory, and with reason as that may hold up as dunk of the year when the season winds down. There is a tad of controversy on the play, as Westbrook came flying from out of bounds to catch the pass that lead to the dunk, and some are wondering if he ever established position back on the court.
Still, who cares, that dunk was insane, and it’s somehow even better in slow-motion.