Russell Westbrook splits defense and throws it down, leads Thunder past Kings (VIDEO)


Russell Westbrook was having his way against the Kings Saturday.

He finished with 28 points — which included two on the transition slam you can see above, a move where he just outhustled the Kings down the court then had space for the powerful dunk. He added 10 assists and eight rebounds for the game.

Doug McDermott added 21 off the bench for the Thunder, who won 110-94. Georgios Papagiannis had 14 points and 11 boards to lead Sacramento.

With the win, OKC moved into a tie for the fifth/sixth seed in the West with Los Angeles (the Clippers host the Cavaliers later on Saturday). That race will be huge down the stretch because the five seed will face a good but untested Utah team, while the sixth seed gets a borderline contender in the Houston Rockets in the first round.