It's not every day that you get to describe a dunk as "high-arcing," but there's nothing particularly ordinary about Russell Westbrook.
The Thunder guard threw down a bit of a blooper dunk during a 127-115 home win over the Warriors on Friday. With a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter and Oklahoma City leading 53-51, Westbrook cut through the paint and received a pass from Kevin Durant. Westbrook caught the ball in stride and elevated immediately in hopes of dunking over Draymond Green.
Alas, there was some contact on the play, and Westbrook's dunk attempt went ricocheting high above the top of the backboard. Then, somewhat magically, the ball dropped out of the air and swished home perfectly, thereby completing Westbrook's unorthodox dunk.
Westbrook finished with a triple double: 17 points, 17 assists, 15 rebounds and four steals. Kevin Durant tallied a game-high 36 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 32 points, four rebounds and four assists. Marreese Speights added 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Oklahoma City improved to 19-20. Golden State dropped to 31-6.