Right before halftime, Westbrook blew by Bobcats guard Kemba Walker and elevated for the power jam to put the Thunder up 64-24 going into the break.
“They was sleeping. Everybody’s head turned, so I decided to go and take off,” Westbrook said of the dunk.
Westbrook was then asked why he threw down so hard.
“It’s a tendency. I have a tendency of dunking the ball like that. Just natural, I guess.”
According to the Associated Press, the 40-point advantage was the fifth-largest halftime lead of the shot clock era. I really can’t imagine a team doing worse than scoring 24 points in one half of an NBA game. That’s pathetic, especially considering that the Bobcats appeared to be turning things around.
Westbrook finished with 12 points and 11 assists and didn’t need to play more than 21 minutes in the blowout.