After the Warriors’ 112-80 rout Saturday night over Oklahoma City, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took issue with a third-quarter sequence in which Golden State center Zaza Pachulia fell on Westbrook’s leg. “Obviously it was intentional,” Westbrook told reporters. “Nobody touched him, and he fell over my leg. He tried to hurt me. But hey, that’s how it goes.” While battling for a rebound with Warriors guard Nick Young, Westbrook collided with Young and crumpled to the floor. Pachulia — who was near the play, but not necessarily involved in the collision — fell on Westbrook, grabbing the reigning MVP’s leg before standing up. An 11-second clip of the sequence quickly went viral, leaving many to debate whether Pachulia intentionally fell on Westbrook. Boston guard Kyrie Irving posted to Instagram that the league needed to review the play.
Westbrook accuses Pachulia of intentionally falling on him: 'He tried to hurt me'
San Francisco Gate | Feb 25