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Watching Russell Westbrook stomp down the basketball court and score through sheer force of will is always a treat, and tonight he dropped us a particularly delectable morsel late in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City’s 109-106 win over the Utah Jazz.

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The Thunder were up by 11 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but solid shooting from George Hill and Rodney Hood saw the Jazz take the lead at 97-96 with just under three minutes to play. Utah had all the momentum. But then, Westbrook happened.

With 17 seconds left in the game, he snatched a defensive rebound, took off down the court, charged the lane, and threw up a wild layup from the edge of the paint. Of course it went in, and he picked up a foul, putting the Thunder up, 108-106.

And on the previous possession just seconds before, Westbrook’s three pointer brought the Thunder within one, 106-105.

He scored 12 points in the final 2:05, on his way to 43 points and yet another triple-double. It was his fourth straight triple-double and his 30th of the season; he is still averaging a triple-double for the season.