Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Russell Westbrook threw down a monster dunk Tuesday night against the Kings in Sacramento.

Late in the fourth quarter, Westbrook positioned himself beyond the three-point line while waiting for Anthony Morrow to inbound the ball. The defender in Westbrook's vicinity, Ben McLemore, appeared to lose track of the Thunder guard as he darted into the lane. At that point, all Morrow needed to do was drop a bounce pass in Westbrook's path.

He caught the ball near the right elbow before taking two steps and exploding for a powerful, two-handed jam.

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Westbrook often dunks the ball with such ferocity that it appears as if he's trying to break the rim. One notable example is this one-handed flush he had in a win over the Pistons earlier this month.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard missed 14 games to open the season with a broken hand but has averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 assists and 5.8 rebounds since returning. As ESPN.com's Royce Young points out, Tuesday night marked the ninth consecutive game in which Westbrook has recorded at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

He finished with 32 points, seven assists and six rebounds in a 104-92 win over the Kings.

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