Russell Westbrook plays in fifth gear and that puts a lot of pressure on a defense to get back and get in front of him in transition. The Pistons’ Spencer Dinwiddie and Josh Smith got back. But the part about getting between him and the basket, that could use some work.
The result was one of the better dunks of the season — Westbrook was ferocious.
The Thunder went on to win a close game, 96-94, behind 27 points including a key late three from Kevin Durant.