With 2:32 remaining in the second quarter, point guard Russell Westbrook performed what many believe might be the best dunk in Thunder history. Granted, the franchise is only in its fourth season, but that doesn't diminish what transpired during a 115-89 cakewalk over the Sacramento Kings. An appreciative sellout crowd of 18,203 was at Chesapeake Energy Arena to bear witness with severe weather approaching. Three factors made the dunk so impressive: 1. The cocked motion and ferocity with which Westbrook threw the ball down; 2. The dunk was converted off a horrible alley-oop pass from teammate Kevin Durant; 3. The achievement came from someone who stands 6-foot-3. Durant started the sequence with a steal near midcourt. Durant struggled momentarily to control his dribble on a fast break, spotted Westbrook to left and shoveled a pass in the general direction. Westbrook reached back with his right arm and with his eyes nearly at rim level, slammed the ball straight down. One of the loudest crowd reactions of the season ensued.
Russell Westbrook turns in a memorable dunk in Thunder's win
The Oklahoman | Apr 14