NBA Playoffs 2014: Russell Westbrook throws down a monster dunk (GIF)


Apr 19, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) congratulates guard Russell Westbrook (0) after play in action against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

As the Oklahoma City Thunder were in the midst of a late rally, the Thunder’s two marquee players, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took over, combining to score 18 straight points for the Thunder as they battled back to take a late lead over the Memphis Grizzlies.

One of the biggest play of the Thunder’s late run came just after Durant had cut the lead to 87-84 with a huge three-pointer. The Grizzlies tried to get the ball down low to center Marc Gasol. Gasol was well-guarded by Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka and had to settle for an eight-footer jumper. Ibaka blocked the shot and Thabo Sefolosha came up with the ball. Sefolosha then found Westbrook, who threw down a ferocious dunk, one of several of his highlight-reel plays on the night.

The Thunder completed the rally and tied the game at 99 on a Kendrick Perkins put-back at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

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