Russ not messing around.
Westbrook and Beverley have a long-running feud dating back to the Houston-Oklahoma City series in the first round of the 2013 playoffs.
Westbrook suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee that required multiple surgeries after Beverley, then Harden’s backcourt mate for the Rockets, collided with Westbrook a split second after the Thunder called a timeout in Game 2.
They have had several confrontations in the seasons since. However, there were no incidents between them during Wednesday night’s game at the Toyota Center.
Westbrook celebrated Beverley’s sixth foul with a mocking wave, but they did not exchange words. Beverley wanted no part of a postgame back-and-forth via the media, declining to respond to Westbrook’s verbal jab.
Flip the Page to see the Troll job: