The Magic guard dribbled into the right corner of the court, drawing defenders in Westbrook and Thunder big man Steven Adams. He controlled the ball with his right hand, before quickly switching it to his left and dribbling the opposite direction. Westbrook went flying to his left, as the move got him off balance.
Payton swished in a midrange jump shot, making the score 4-2, in favor of Oklahoma City.
"He set the tone for us with his first move on Russell and then going down and stealing the ball from Russell," Magic coach Frank Vogel told reporters, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "It set the tone for our whole night [like], 'We're going to go after these guys.' "
Westbrook finished the game with 37 points and 11 rebounds. After the game, he sat dejected on the bench.
"I just hate losing, man," Westbrook told NewsOK.com. "One thing I hate with a passion is losing and I know that a lot of that is on me. Every night I go out and try to leave everything I have on the floor, knowing that if we don't succeed, I know I missed something to make sure we put ourselves in position to win the game."
"I haven't been doing that. We haven't been winning. Regardless of numbers and all that, it doesn't really matter. You've gotta win games in this league to make an impact and that's the most important part to me is finding ways to get wins."