Last night’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors was really intense. Zaza Pachulia stared Russell Westbrook down after a flagrant foul. Also, former friends Kevin Durant and Russell STILL aren’t speaking to one another. Peep clips from last night’s game inside…
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors met for the 2nd time this season at the Oracle Arena and this game was super intense. Not because of the score, but because of all the tension between the two teams. This was the 2nd time Kevin Durant played his old team and former bestie this NBA season.
With seconds left in the 2nd quarter, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia put a HARD foul on OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westrbook, knocking him to the ground. With Russell laid out on the court holding his face, Zaza stood over him and stared him down, taunting him in a way.
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) January 19, 2017
At first, officials called it a common foul, but after review it was determined to be a flagrant foul since Zaza made contact to Westbrook’s head. Not to mention he stood over him afterwards, and we all know that's on some disrespectful ish.
During the game, Russell didn’t realize Zaza stood over him, but he got a glimpse of it in the locker room after the game. And he was HEATED. Westbrook wants revenge and he let everyone know it.
"I'm going to get his a** back, straight up...I don't play that game," Westbrook told reporters after the game. "I’m going to get his a** back, whenever that is, I don’t know when it’s going to be but I don’t play that game."
Sounds like fighting words.
The Warriors ended up winning the game, 121-100. They also won their last match up in November with an ending score of 122-96.
At one point in the game, we see Kevin and Russell exchange words on the court, but neither of them would disclose what was said.
In a post-game interview, a reporter asked Russell what was said when he and Kevin got face-to-face on the court after Russell dunked the ball. Russell wouldn’t even acknowledge the encounter. Check it below:
Westbrook on if he and Durant are on speaking terms and their "exchange" in the third quarter: pic.twitter.com/6qNLIkxgND
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 19, 2017
Kevin Durant also remained mum about the encounter:
Kevin Durant won't detail some of the stuff said between him and Westbrook tonight pic.twitter.com/7fESeuf6B0
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 19, 2017
It's safe to say, these two still aren't cool after Kevin decided to leave the Thunder to play for the Warriors.
The Warriors and the Thunder will meet again on Feb. 11th at Chesapeake Energy Arena.