If one sequence could summarize this game, it came with seven minutes left. The Jazz had whittled Oklahoma City’s 18-point lead to seven. Russell Westbrook picked Earl Watson’s pocket and took off screaming toward his basket. He tried to drop it off to Kevin Durant for a dunk, but the pass was bad and Watson went the other way with it.
Two seconds later, Westbrook was stealing it back from Watson.
He fired it down the floor to Perk who dished to KD and just like that, game basically over.
It was Just One Of Those Westbrook Nights in OKC — 23 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, seven steals and eight turnovers. He was erratic at times, brilliantly breathtaking at others. His energy galvanized the Thunder and though some of it was misguided, you can’t ever question the effort. Whatever it is that guy has inside of him, that competitive never-quit spirit, it’s downright inspiring. Keep Reading…