Perhaps looking for inspiration, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook wore a jersey from the 1994 basketball film “Above the Rim” to Saturday night’s game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
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— Jordan Ramirez (@JRAM_91) February 27, 2016
Unfortunately for Westbrook, though he played admirably scoring 26 points, dishing out 13 assists, and grabbing 7 rebounds, his Oklahoma City team ultimately fell to Stephen Curry’s Warriors 121–118 in overtime as the reigning MVP hit 12 threes on his way to a 46-point outing.
The matchup could be a Western Conference series preview as the two teams could conceivably meet in either the conference semifinals or finals. Maybe Westbrook will bring out the iconic shirt for that matchup as well.