The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't in a friendly mood tonight. They dominated the Utah Jazz as though Ricky Rubio and company hurt their dog. The angriest play of the night, however, came from – you guessed it – Russell Westbrook, who once again attacked the rim and dunked on it so hard it probably registered on the Richter Scale.
— NBA (@NBA) December 21, 2017
The Thunder are trying to turn their season around after an up-and-down start to it. Entering the Jazz game, Oklahoma City is just 15-15, which would have been a decent record for the Thunder if they didn’t have three bonafide superstars on their starting unit.
Regardless of their record, we could all expect Russell Westbrook to play with the same intensity of a horse getting whacked by a jockey during the final turn of the Kentucky Derby. The reigning league MVP only knows one way to play the game of basketball, and that’s by going 100 miles per hour. Dunks like the one he made against the Jazz is just one of the many ways he’ll remind us of that.