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Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook sends Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic to the floor

Russell Westbrook, Jusuf Nurkic

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder just shoved Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers down to the floor.

Check out Westbrook as he casually moved Nurkic out of the way and onto the floor in the clip posted by Bleacher Report:

In the replay, we can see the Blazers players and coaching staff quickly rise from their seats to point out Westbrook’s antics. Thankfully, the referees caught the play and called Westbrook for the foul.

Also, did the replay reveal that Nurkic did some bit of acting in the play? Did he actually flop or was former MVP just that strong? For Reggie Miller — one of the commentators of the game, he initially thought that it was a big shot from Westbrook. But after several replays, he concluded that it was a piece of good acting by the 24-year-old Bosnian.

Be as it may, the play is definitely not for the weak of heart. The two teams are considered legitimate playoff contenders and might even face off in the first round. It’s been a while since the two teams made it to the second round of the postseason. So in the event that they do meet in the first round, we should expect tons of pushing and shoving in almost every play.