Found April 25, 2014 on Next Impulse Sports:
Layne Murdoch/Getty Images In the spirit of old sports cliches, Game 3 of the first round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies was deja vu all over again. The favorites (Oklahoma City) were cooked. Done. Finut. Down 17 with 7:43 to play, the folks at NumberFire gave the Thunder a one percent chance of pulling out the win. Yet after they scored 17 unanswered points, capped off by a huge corner three from Russell Westbrook that tied the game, every statistician and analyst flipped those odds as the mystique of momentum threatened to unhinge Memphis entirely. Of course, that game-tying three was just the beginning of the drama, as Westbrook followed it up with a careless turnover, and a miraculous four-point play to bring his team back from certain defeat. That sequence fuels the debate on whether Westbrook is an elite point guard, or simply an elite athlete, but more importantly, it marked the second consecutive game that a Thunder superstar hit an improbabl...

Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Russell Westbrook needs to make changes

Through the first 3 games of the postseason, Russell Westbrook is shooting 38% from the field. By comparison, he shot 43% from the field during the 2013-2014 regular season. His shooting percentage has gone down, in part because of the added defensive pressure that always accompanies playoff basketball, but Westbrook also seems to be forcing his play. Westbrook, not know for his...

Russell Westbrook hits crazy 3, 4-point play helps force OT


If You Are A Russell Westbrook Hater, This Screenshot Won’t Change Your Mind

The Oklahoma City Thunder mounted an insane comeback Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, erasing a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game at 81-81, before Memphis pulled back ahead, 85-81. A Russell Westbrook 4-point play helped send the game to overtime — the second such crunch-time play in as many games between the two teams. In the extra period, with Memphis...

Russell Westbrook Debuts Black/Orange Jordan XX9s (Photos)

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook continued his promotional push of the Jordan XX9 sneaker last night in game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs. This was the first time the Thunder had the opportunity to wear their road uniforms (Blue with black/orange accents) so it seemed only fitting for Westbrook to pair the jersey with the black and orange Jordan XX9s. The...

Russell Westbrook Converts Another 4-Point Play To Force OT (Video)

An Oklahoma City Thunder star converted a miraculous four-point play to force overtime in an NBA Western Conference playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies. No, this article wasn’t written two days ago. The incredible happened again on Thursday night. Just one game after Kevin Durant hit a ridiculous three-pointer from the corner while getting fouled to send Game 2 into overtime...

Russell Westbrook’s Brother Says Scott Brooks Should Be Fired

Russell brother is entitled to his opinion, especially one that is shared by a lot of people, but as a family member he needs to be aware anything he tweets has an effect on his brother (ask Michael Vick about that). Here is what he had to say about Scott Brooks courtesy of Alex Kennedy. He deleted the tweet, but it was too late. The Thunder have enough to worry about dealing with...

Russell Westbrook’s brother on Thunder: ‘We need a new coach’

Russell Westbrook’s brother Ray had a Marcus Vick moment while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder lose to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their playoff series on Thursday night. With the Thunder down 71-54 in the third quarter, Westbrook was pulled for Reggie Jackson after missing a 3-pointer and committing a charge on consecutive […]

Jackson saves game as Thunder even series

MEMPHIS -- Russell Westbrook walked off the Grindhouse floor chirping with a Grizzlies fan, who gave him a not-so-hospitable salute. Reggie Jackson walked off quietly, in his pocket a knotted up Grizzlies-Thunder series tied at two, now wide open for the taking -- and his mouth closed. Oklahoma City should have traded Westbrook instead of James Harden. Jackson would have worked out...

Westbrook 'Took Care' Of Brother's Message To Replace Brooks

Russell Westbrook responded Friday about his brother posting a message on Twitter that questioned the job of Scott Brooks as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I took care of that," Westbrook said. "We don't conduct business like that. Me and Scotty have a great relationship." The Thunder trail the Memphis Grizzlies 2-1 in the best of seven first-round series.

Reggie Jackson steps up when Thunder need him most

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For the better part of four seasons, the Thunder have been searching for a third piece. You know, someone to complement Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. And for the better part of four seasons, when it comes to Oklahoma City's basketball team, it's been Kevin Durant, it's been Russell Westbrook and past that, it's been, "Not exactly."...

Russell Westbrook’s Brother Think Thunder Need a New Coach

Move over Marcus Vick, Ray Westbrook is moving in on your territory. During tonight’s Thunder game, Russell Westbrook’s brother Ray tweeted out this about Head Coach Scott Brooks. We need a new coach ASAP like rocky!!!!!! — RIPKEN86 (@whynotraywest) April 25, 2014 Do you agree that the Thunder need a new coach in order to succeed? The post Russell Westbrook’s Brother Think...

Reggie Jackson’s heroics bail out OKC against Memphis

For the better part of four seasons, the Thunder have been searching for a third piece. You know, someone to complement Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. And for the better part of four seasons, when it comes to Oklahoma City's basketball team, it's been Kevin Durant, it's been Russell Westbrook and past that, it's been, "Not exactly." What we saw Saturday...


With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, players like Russell Westbrook have been showcasing their creativity on the fashion front. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard has proven to be fearless with his off-court wardrobe. He makes strong sartorial statements from head-to-toe, and now down to his underwear choices. LA-based brand, Kings and Jaxs, tapped the NBA baller to model the company’s...

Grizzlies grind Thunder to a halt

Another four-point play to force overtime? No big deal. A 17-0 run to close regulation to send the game to overtime? So what? Memphis fans can feel elated and relieved following their team’s 98-95 overtime victory, the team’s second for a 2-1 series lead. The Grindhouse lived up to its name and the Grizzlies lived up to their mantra. When Memphis needed a big play, it got it...

Three Hits: Grizzlies falter late, rally to win in OT, again

MEMPHIS -- Grizzlies' fans received the popular yellow Growl Towel for Thursday's Game 3 against Oklahoma City. For Game 4, Memphis might need to hand out paper bags. The Grizzlies built a 17-point lead -- in the fourth quarter -- but survived a second straight overtime in a 98-95 win. After blowing its second consecutive late lead, Memphis will bring a 2-1 series advantage...
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