Mar 24, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) dunks the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Reggie Jackson blocks James Johnson (GIF)


With Russell Wesbtrook nursing his knee injuries for the past year, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson has had to grow up fast.

In 80 games this season, Jackson played 28.5 minutes per game. He averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 44.0% from the field, 33.9% from beyond the arc and 89.3% from the free throw line. Everything except for his field goal percentage is a career-high (and his large improvement from three more than makes up for that slight dip in overall field goal percentage).

With Westbrook back on the court and looking healthy, the Thunder can use Jackson as a super sub and with both Westbrook and Jackson possessing good size for point guards, they often opt to use the two of them together and that has worked out very well at times as well.

Jackson had an excellent first half on Saturday night as the Thunder took a 56-34 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies into the break. He scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and had one block.

Below, you can see that one block, which came on James Johnson.

GIF: Reggie Jackson block on Twitpic

(Thanks to @JDonSports)

Tags: James Johnson Memphis Grizzlies NBA Playoffs 2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Reggie Jackson

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