Last night’s Rockets-Clippers showdown endured a brief but very unusual delay at the start of the second half. 

Houston came out of the locker room and started warming up on the basket it would be shooting on in that half.

That’s when Russell Westbrook thought he noticed something wrong with the hoop.

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The rim was crooked, he claimed and he wanted somebody to fix it. 

But Russ actually played better on the rim he thought was crooked. He dropped 25 of his game-high 40 points in the second half. 

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