“TRASH” – Dillon Brooks humiliates Russell Westbrook for failed dunk attempt but Clippers star has last laugh

Intense basketball moment: Westbrook's fearless drive, banter with Brooks, and added drama to the game's narrative.


“TRASH” – Dillon Brooks humiliates Russell Westbrook for failed dunk attempt but Clippers star has last laugh

Dillon Brooks humiliates Russell Westbrook (Image credits - ESPN)

During the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets game, Russell Westbrook took on Dillon Brooks. An interception followed by an instant fumble at the ground signalled the commencement of this action. In his characteristic fashion, Westbrook remained an ever-unstoppable power and dashed away quickly. Westbrook demonstrated his trademark aggressiveness as he fought off Brooks dint manage to put the ball into the basket. Instead of charging as far as he could, Westbrook leapt towards his opponent, mistook a tomahawk slam for a layup attempt, and missed it but earned a foul on Brooks.

Daniel Theis started his reign on a good note by leading Los Angeles to a victory in the second game after the presence of James Harden. In his very last second, Harden scored the game’s leading point, the Los Angeles Clippers outmatched the host team – the Houston Rockets by a score of 106:100. He had eight rebounds, seven assists, one block, and scored twenty-four points after shooting eight from eleven attempts. Kawhi Leonard gave two extra points in the last second of the game that helped the Los Angeles Clippers become 1-3 in West Group B and 4-7 overall. Leonard had 26 points, eight rebounds, two assists, five steals, and one blocked shot.

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There is no doubt that Brooks refused the foul call on Brooks’ unsuccessful poster. Instead of directing his complaints at the referees, the Rockets forward took it upon himself to tell Westbrook that he did not have the “hops” that he used to have in his prior years of playing. Brooks said:

You ain't go no bounce. Trash.

The two teams could not have been more contrast. Brooks has become one of the most pleasant individual surprises during this short season and helps the Rockets turn into an aggressive defensive team. Brook also shoots above fifty per cent from the three-point territory. This plays a big role in helping Lue adjust the rotations and makes life easier.

Russell Westbrook’s unusual move: Chooses bench role to strengthen second unit

For instance, Russell Westbrook did not participate in the five-man rotation of the Los Angeles Clippers last game which took place on Tuesday. He also did not come off the bench for his team’s Friday NBA in-season tournament match-up against the Houston Rockets.

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James Harden and Russell Westbrook (via Fadeaway World)
James Harden and Russell Westbrook (via Fadeaway World)

Instead, Westbrook’s position was filled up by Terance Mann who had started for the time in a year. According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report earlier on Friday, nine-time All-star Westbrook wanted to come off the bench so as to toughen up the second unit and give the team more time to gel.

According to reports, after James Harden’s game-winning 3-pointer on Friday stopped the Clippers’ six-game skid, the team’s 35-year-old allegedly told team staff that he is ready to make sacrifices for his team.

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