TAG: Russell Westbrook

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 9:40 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Annihilates The Rim

Russell Westbrook, Danny Green

Gregg Popovich was trying out a 3-2 zone tonight in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. His hope was to slow down OKC’s explosive attack, but Russell Westbrook took one gigantic bite out of the strategy with a slam that crackled like Zeus’ weaponry. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook Struts, Spurs Crumble In Game 4

Russell Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder evened the series 2-2 last night against a Spurs team that looked unbeatable less than a week ago. The return of Serge Ibaka has shorn up their interior defense, and Russell Westbrook played one of the best games of his life during their Game 4 win and deserves the Russ Strut he pulled towards the end. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker

There is a lot to be said for Russell Westbrook‘s “My name is MY NAME” Game 4. He was all over the court on both sides of the ball on the way to OKC’s stampeding win. On one play, he stripped Tony Parker from behind then exploded past Marco Bellinelli for an easy breakaway dunk. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 12:39 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Jams On Cory Joseph, Then Stares Him Down

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook came to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and man, it was fun to watch. One of many Russ plays that stood out occurred late in the third quarter. While the Spurs’ defense shifted focus to the moving Kevin Durant, a lane cleared up for Westbrook to cut backdoor on Corey Joseph. Read More »

Smack / May 22, 2014 / 12:45 am

Russell Westbrook Wants Kevin Durant To “Wake Up”

Russell Westbrook

In the first half, during San Antonio’s first — of many — runs on the visiting Thunder, Russell Westbrook tried to get 2014 MVP Kevin Durant into the game. A lethargic-looking KD couldn’t get on track and neither could the Thunder while getting crushed 112-77. Read More »

NBA / May 20, 2014 / 10:15 am

Spurs Dominate Ibaka-Less Paint, Take Game 1 From OKC

Tim Duncan, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins

The Spurs may have deluded us into believing they were preparing for Serge Ibaka to rip off his warmups before Game 1 in San Antonio Monday night, but they didn’t play like he was in the game. San Antonio scored 66 points in the paint on their way to a dominating 122-105 Game 1 win over Oklahoma City. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 12:45 pm

3 One-On-One Matchups To Watch In Eastern & Western Conference Finals

Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook

After two rounds of stellar basketball in the 2014 Playoffs, which featured the best first round in NBA Playoff history, the conference finals are set to kickoff on Sunday. Even with the unpredictable nature that consumed the playoffs to this point, the teams that made it to the Final Four–NBA style–are not too surprising for the fans. Read More »

NBA / May 15, 2014 / 11:21 pm

Kevin Durant Believes He’s Bad Luck

Kevin Durant

When Russell Westbrook took three soon-to-be game-clinching free throws with under 10 seconds to play in Game 5 against the Clippers, Kevin Durant was on the other end of the floor, unable to watch. After KD spoke with the Oklahoman today, now we know why. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / May 14, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kevin Durant Avoids Infamy & Becomes A Twitter Meme

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

Throughout Game 5 between the Thunder and Clippers we were preparing for the inevitable Wednesday columns excoriating Kevin Durant‘s 2014 NBA MVP tally and demanding a recall. KD started the most important game of the season shooting 3-for-17 from the field in the first 45 minutes, and no matter what he did, he couldn’t find the bottom of the nylon. Then KD scored 10 of his 27 in the last three minutes, the talking heads turned to crucifying Chris Paul and KD’s sit-down during Russell Westbrook‘s go-ahead free throw’s became a Twitter meme. Take a breath. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 14, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Best Closers From This Season’s NBA Playoffs

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. There are no weak teams left but rather just the mighty squads that are all capable of winning at this level in this kind of environment. Because of the level of talent from team to team, games–especially those that mean so much–come down to the wire and it is up to the “closer” to bring his ninth inning heat and finish out the contest. Read More »