Kevin Durant was out (again) for the Thunder with a sore foot, you knew that meant the Russell Westbrook show was coming to Charlotte. He didn’t disappoint, putting up 33 points on the night.
Including this acrobatic layup. That’s an impressive finish.
Other good news out of Oklahoma City’s win was Enis Kanter got the start and finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds in his Thunder debut, doing most of his damage at the rim. With this win, OKC moved 1.5 games ahead of Phoenix and two ahead of New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the West. The Thunder have won five in a row and are 4.5 games back of seven-seed San Antonio.