😯#JoelEmbiid ! 😯#HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/Ips2GWlrw6— NBA (@NBA) January 28, 2018
Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook was the victim of a huge Joel Embiid dunk, but he had the last laugh in a win against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Thunder beat the Sixers 122-112 Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Embiid took flight with 7:36 remaining in the first quarter.
Oklahoma City held a 13-10 lead on the visiting Sixers when Embiid took a pass from Ben Simmons. The seven-footer ducked inside after a shot fake on Steven Adams. He drove the lane and Westbrook stepped inside to take a charge.
But Embiid just pretended he wasn't there and threw down a massive right-handed slam.
SHEESH pic.twitter.com/3jqYzIya4l— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 28, 2018
Westbrook crashed to the floor after being posterized. Embiid stared at the 2017 NBA MVP while he ran back to get on defense.
Westbrook finished the contest with a game-high 37 points. He also had 14 assists and nine rebounds. Embiid scored a team-high 27 points and had 10 rebounds and two assists.
Russ dribbling out the clock staring at Embiid this is too good ima faint pic.twitter.com/pRcLU7ZPHR— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 29, 2018Advertisement
At the end of the game, Westbrook gave Embiid a great rebuttal. The Thunder guard dribbled out the clock while staring at Embiid and the Sixers' bench.
Embiid might have walked out of the arena with a loss, but he took another shot on Instagram after the game.
"Tough loss," Embiid wrote on a photo of himself dunking on Westbrook. He tagged the location for the photo as "Crime Scene Investigation."