Oklahoma City, Memphis big man Zach Randolph made a layup to put the Grizzlies up 102-99. It seemed like a game that was going to come down to the wire. Then Russell Westbrook turned it into his personal exhibition.
With 2:35 to play, Westbrook was fouled on a three-point attempt. He made all three free throws. Only 32 seconds later, he hit a three. Less than a minute later, he made another three. With 52 seconds left, he headed back to the line for two more free throws. Some 20 seconds after that, he added a layup. Not even 10 seconds later, he made another two free throws.
A whopping 15 points in 2:14.
Oh, and the Grizzlies didn’t score a single point during that stretch. Neither did Westbrook’s Thunder teammates. From a 102-99 deficit to a 114-102 win thanks to a scorching Russ run.
Westbrook has been a one-man show all of 2016-17. He recorded his 25th triple-double of the season on Friday. But this? This was a new level even for him. By our calculations, Westbrook would score an estimated 322 points if he could maintain that pace for an entire game.