Russell Westbrook exploded last night for 31 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds in a 112-102 win over the Clippers.
When Westbrook gets hot, there’s no more exciting athlete in the world to watch.
This sequence from the third quarter explains why.
Kevin Durant shot a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Westbrook, who was standing at the 3-point line when the shot went up, sprinted to the hoop, leapt into the air, and swatted a rebound away from Jamal Crawford. He chased down his own deflection, took one dribble, and buried a 3-pointer that he had no business taking.
Athleticism, skill, an inability to recognise risk — these are the things that make Westbrook, Westbrook.
Then he flipped out:
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