Mar 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) react during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Thunder 128-122. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Russell Westbrook finds Kevin Durant for the jam (GIF)


The Oklahoma City Thunder opened the playoffs in style.

The Thunder scored the first eight points in the opening game of their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, who eliminated the Thunder in five games in the second round of the 2013 postseason. Before the Grizzlies could even blink, they were down 23-10. The Thunder used a brilliant outlook pass from Russell Westbrook to Kevin Durant to push that lead to 13. The Thunder collect the rebound after a Grizzlies’ miss and Westbrook throws an absolutely perfect pass to Durant. Durant then gets to the rim and finishes with a huge jam.

GIF: Westbrook with the lead out pass to KD for a dunk on Twitpic

The Thunder have since pushed the lead to 23 and the Grizzlies look completely outclassed in game 1.

(H/T to @JDonSports)

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