Russell Westbrook has been known to be quite creative on the hardcourt, but he may have outdone himself on Sunday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were hosting the Utah Jazz Sunday night, and during the second quarter of the game Westbrook made one of the top plays of the young season when he inbounded the ball off Jazz guard Rodney Hood and then drained the shot.
Check out Russell Westbrook using Jeff Withey to inbounds ball to himself, then drain the shot. (h/t Zach Harper) https://t.co/qCsKyNLKxY
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) December 14, 2015
Yes, that’s a legal play, and the shot counted.
Unbelievably, Westbrook bounced the ball off Hood’s foot right back to himself for the tremendous highlight-reel play.
The Thunder went on to win the game in overtime by a score of 108-98 to improve to 15-8 on the season.