Was this the play that injured Russell Westbrook?
APR 26, 2013 1:34p ET
But who new this one little lineup change would have such a big impact on the future of the NBA Playoffs?
With 5:34 left in the second quarter, a whistle blew for a timeout.
As Thunder guard Russell Westbrook pulled up to stop play, Beverley dove in and took a swipe at the ball, spinning Westbrook to the ground.
Westbrook got up in obvious pain, hobbled to the scoring desk and smacked it with his right hand.
Right then, Westbrook knew something was wrong.
And now, so do we.
We can't be certain this play was the cause, but what we do know is that Westbrook is done for the season after having surgery Saturday.
"Our team is disappointed for Russell," Thunder GM Sam Presti said in a news conference at the Thunder practice facilities in Oklahoma City on Friday.
So are Thunder fans and NBA fans in general. The electric point guard is a huge piece of one of the NBA's top teams and his loss is a