Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook shows ‘Rock-a-Baby’ celebration after scoring over Blazers’ Damian Lillard
For the last two games, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been outplaying Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in their best-of-seven first round playoff series.
In Game 3, Westbrook tried to turn the tables around.
OKC’s All-Star guard wanted to send a message to Lillard and the Blazers that the series is not yet over despite them being down 0-2. During the second quarter of Game 3, Westbrook was doing all he could to put their opponents away early.
Up 55-43, Westbrook took advantage of an isolation play against the smaller Lillard, hitting a fadeaway jumper plus the foul. Russ celebrated the play with a ‘Rock-a-Baby’ gesture as if saying that ‘Dame Time’ won’t be happening tonight.
Russ rocked the baby on Dame after scoring on him 🍿 pic.twitter.com/4YJJeFExMX
— ESPN (@espn) April 20, 2019
This was almost a premature celebration for Westbrook, as the Blazers mounted a comeback and tied the game at 89-all early in the fourth quarter. OKC responded with a run of their own to blow the game open once again.
As of this writing, the Thunder are leading the Blazers 115-103 with less than three minutes left in the final period.
Westbrook currently has 30 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds, while Lillard also has 30 points, six assists, and four boards.
The battle of two of the Western Conference’s best and most athletic point guard continues to heat up, as OKC is well on their way to winning Game 3.