The third quarter's final seconds blinked off the clock as Russell Westbrook dashed up court.

Then, the Oklahoma City guard stopped on the "C" in the red-lettered "STAPLES Center" inscribed on the court, took aim, elevated and fired a long three-pointer.

Immediately after his buzzer-beating bull's-eye shot, Westbrook shot the crowd a smile, blew on his smoldering-hot fingers and holstered them.