Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook breaks Marco Belinelli’s ankle with vicious crossover
During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, star point guard Russell Westbrook wowed the crowd with a vicious crossover on Spurs shooting guard Marco Belinelli.
Westbrook pulled off a nasty in-and-out dribble and Belinelli fell to the ground. The Thunder bench jumped immediately, as it was a tremendous play by the former league MVP:
OH MY RUSS 🤭 pic.twitter.com/NPadO0HJ8q
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 13, 2019
Russell Westbrook is known to cross people over with the classic shammgod, but he kept it simple this time on Marco Belinelli, who stood no chance staying in front of one of the fastest players in NBA history.
The Thunder wound up defeating the Spurs by a final score of 122-112 to improve to 26-16 on the season. More importantly, OKC snapped a three-game losing streak.
Westbrook was his usual stellar self, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Thunder to the big win. The seven-time All-Star shot 9-of-24 from the field, 1-of-2 from beyond the arc and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. OKC is now 14-6 at home.
The Thunder got their revenge against the Spurs, who defeated OKC on Thursday in double overtime behind 56 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. The win was great, but Westbrook’s crossover was the highlight of the night.