Thousands of Thunder fans get to see their team on the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena, but on Sunday night, they got to see three Thunder players up close and personal.
Russell Westbrook called a young girl’s name over the microphone, and she responded by doing a full cartwheel on her way to receive her Christmas present.
With knees bent, arms spread wide and eyes glued to his opponent’s chest, Russell Westbrook is the first wall of defense for the Thunder.
This season Head Coach Scott Brooks’ club is only allowing 95.6 points per game on 42.6 percent shooting, figures that become more remarkable when factoring in the up-tempo pace at which the Thunder plays. Led by Westbrook at the top, all five players on the floor for the Thunder at any given time are locked in and playing with effort, enthusiasm and focus.