It's the middle of one of the Thunder's best games of the season. They're comfortably up by 22 points late in the third quarter on the road against the defending champs, but you'd never know it by watching the sequence that's about to unfold. After an offensive foul by Warriors forward Kevon Looney, Thunder uber-alpha Russell Westbrook calls the team together for an impromptu huddle.
The scene plays out like a Thanksgiving football game at grandpa's house, with Westbrook tracing out his desired play on the palm of his hand while his teammates nod in agreement. As he dribbles up court, Westbrook looks like Peyton Manning making one of his famous last-second adjustments, gesticulating and pointing and shouting.
The result is exactly what Westbrook wanted. Josh Huestis makes a cut off the ball, meanwhile on the weakside Jerami Grant sets a screen for Alex Abrines, who finds himself wide open for a wing 3-pointer. It works to absolute perfection. Until ...
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