Trevor Ariza

Westbrook scores 30 as Thunder top Rockets 105-103

As Russell Westbrook took off, he saw Clint Capela as a mere obstacle to victory rather than an athletic 6-foot-10 shot blocker.

In the blink of an eye, Westbrook uncorked a vicious left-handed hammer dunk over Capela in the closing seconds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 105-103 on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City led by three when the 6-3 Westbrook threw it down with 5.5 seconds left to put the Thunder up five.

Westbrook said Capela's reputation — he had already blocked three shots on the night and ranks among the league's leaders — didn't deter him.

"It don't matter, man," Westbrook said. "Game on the line....

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