TAG: Russell Westbrook

NBA, Video / May 14, 2014 / 11:25 am

Rewatch The Final 1:08 Of OKC’s Incredible Game 5 Comeback

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (Alonzo Adams/USA TODAY Sports)

Hopefully no one turned off the OKC/Clippers game last night. I nearly did. Sent a text to my boys saying the series was over. Had my hand on the remote. Channel guide up. But for some reason, I didn’t act. Thank the basketball gods for that one. If you did miss the finish, here’s your chance to see the final 68 seconds of game time. Up seven with under 50 seconds to play, the Clippers somehow chocked it all away. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 12, 2014 / 11:00 am

Magic Johnson Gives Russell Westbrook The Ultimate Compliment

Russell Westbrook

With the Western Conference Semifinal between Oklahoma City and the Clippers now tied 2-2 after the Thunder’s shocking collapse yesterday, there are a few numbers that stick out. Fifteen… as in the lead the visiting Thunder gave up in the final half of the final quarter. Eighteen… as in the 18 points scored off the bench by Darren Collison in Game 4, including the game’s final four. 45-43… as in the game’s rebounding totals, the first time all postseason that OKC has been outrebounded. Or how about six? That’s the number of turnovers Chris Paul has had in this series. Six! And CP3 has 47 assists. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch KD & Westbrook Light Up The Clippers In Game 2

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Kevin Durant started things off with that blistering first quarter, but Russell Westbrook took advantage of his size advantage over Chris Paul and Darren Collison by continuously abusing them in the post with little turnaround jumpers they were powerless to stop. Both Thunder stars soared on a night when the Thunder desperately needed a win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / May 8, 2014 / 2:32 am

Russell Westbrook Gets A Cheap Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook, Matt Barnes

The Thunder were putting the finishing touches on 112-101 Game 2 win over the Clippers Wednesday night when the OKC scorekeeper decided to say, “Oh what the hell, lets give Russ his triple-double.” At the time, Russell Westbrook had 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, but his pass to Thabo Sefolosha with a 1:30 remaining was somehow counted as a dime. As you’ll see, it was a spectacularly cheap way to give him the final dish he needed for a triple-double. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.

Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 5, 2014 / 10:30 am

The Top 10 Plays From The NBA’s First Round

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

After a barrage of Game 7s this weekend, the first round is now finally over. There isn’t one second-round series that looks to be a mismatch; even Brooklyn won all four games against the Heat this season. We can only hope the semis live up to the standard the first round set, which included unbelievable highlights from Russell Westbrook, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce and, of course, Damian Lillard. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 Players That Suffer From Michael Jordan Syndrome

Russell Westbrook

Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 2, 2014 / 1:12 am

Watch Ol’ “Reliable” Kevin Durant Drop 36 As OKC Staves Off Elimination

Mike Conley, Kevin Durant

The Oklahoman headline that caused quite a stir this morning proved less-than-prophetic despite their sports editor’s public apology. The “Mr. Unreliable” moniker couldn’t have been less accurate during Oklahoma City’s blowout, 104-84, Game 6 win in Memphis. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds and now we can all chortle at the paper’s timing. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 12:15 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook’s Game-Tying Steal & Slam Forces OT

Russell Westbrook

All appeared lost for the Thunder as the clocked ticked under 10 seconds to play in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Grizzlies. But Russell Westbrook saved the day when he picked Mike Conley‘s pocket and took it the other way for the game-tying slam with just four seconds remaining. Read More »