Moving at that speed down the court, Russell Westbrook should have been able to spin on a dime the way he did. He should not be able to pass a look over his head behind him in the process. And then it shouldn't have landed perfectly in Steven Adams' hands for an uncontested dunk.
Westbrook does a lot of things no one should be able to do. In the Thunder's 123-110 win over the Pistons on Friday, all that did happen
"I saw (Adams) when I got the rebound," Westbrook said. “I'm just happy to have been running.” The Thunder's two point guards, Westbrook starting and running the second unit, sparked one of OKC's most complete games since the All-Star break. The pair combined for 25 assists, and both finished the night with double-doubles. Schroder scored 1
"It was our identity," Schroder said.
The most flashy play of the night – Westbrook's behind-the-head pass – started in transition, the Thunder offense's biggest strength.
"I think when those guys get a head of steam," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of Westbrook and Schroder, " and they can see the floor and it's opened up, they have an idea of, OK, if the defense rotates where they are going to go with it. ”
Two minutes into the second quarter, Schroder drove to the basket and tossed a look at Paul George, who made the layup en route to a team-high 30 points. Three possessions later, he broke a pass through to Markieff Morris for a dunk.