Russell Westbrook's posterizing dunk on Clint Capela is one of the best in history

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Russell Westbrook's decision-making has been criticised in recent weeks after consecutive games where the point guard opted to fling up a hopeful three-point shot with the game in the balance.

In outings against the L.A. Clippers and Orlando Magic, Westbrook pulled up from deep - which is arguably the weakest area of his game - and the Thunder went on to lose both games.

However, he made no such mistake last night against the Houston Rockets as he iced the game with one of the best posterizing dunks you are likely to see in NBA history.


In the battle of two superstar point guards, as James Harden came up against his old team, it was Russ who put in the dominant performance; dropping 30 points, pulling down 7 rebounds and providing 9 assists.

Harden was limited to just 13 points - although he did provide 13 dimes - shooting 4-16 from the field and 1-5 from three. He missed a wide open shot to tie the game at 103 each and that's where Westbrook made him pay.

Up the other end of the court, with 7 seconds on the clock and the Thunder up 103-100, he collected Alex Abrines' inbound pass and cut straight to the basket, rising up way above Clint Capela and throwing down a vicious slam dunk that was worthy of winning any game.

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