Video: Russell Westbrook pulls off a flashy escape act in front of Corey Brewer
Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is speed, power, athleticism, and aggression all bundled into one intimidating style of play. There are days where he would also showcase some of his streetball-like abilities — crossovers, behind the backs, no-look passes, and all that. Wednesday night had one of those moments, and unfortunately for Los Angeles Lakers swingman Corey Brewer, he was on the way.
Watch how Westbrook went by Brewer for an easy two:
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Westbrook was indeed in his bag of tricks. That between the legs set-up and a quick head followed by a shoulder fake before the sweet finish was made ten times easier than it really was. Just Brodie being streetball-Brodie.
It wasn’t his best day shooting (8-for-22), but he had his usual numbers — 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals — to guide the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-90 win. Westbrook also redeemed himself for a bit, as he got tossed on Monday and had a season-high 10 turnovers.
Nevertheless, it’s good that the Thunder are back in the win column after stumbling a few times last week. The “W” against the Lakers was their third-straight, and it also snapped a three-game losing streak at home.
Up next on the Thunder’s calendar is a meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. It’s a match-up that should provide extra motivation since they haven’t won on that floor ever since LeBron James returned to Ohio in 2014 (0-3). Additionally, Thunder newbies Carmelo Anthony and Paul George are a combined 1-12 at the “Q” in the same span.