Zaza Pachulia Says Whenever Russell Westbrook Wants to Throw Hands, He's Ready

Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on November 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. Pachulia was called for a Flagrant 1 Foul, which leads to two free throws and ball possession for the Thunder. The only Thunder to record a block through three quarters were Westbrook, Cameron Payne and Victor Oladipo, all guards who stand 6-foot-4 or shorter. It was the latter act that irritated Westbrook.

"I'm going to get his ass back", Westbrook told reporters.

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He added, "I don't know when it's gonna be". That's not hyperbole. That's just what Westbrook himself says happened. If it was a hard foul, it was a hard foul.

The double-figure turnover total was the sixth of Westbrook's career and the third during a triple-double performance. There is nothing you can do. "Once the ball is tipped, you're just playing". One of Durant's teammates, however, seemed to let the heat of the game get to him. "It's part of the game". "For most guys, you feel that extra juice when you play against a team that you played on".

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When informed that Westbrook vowed to "get his a- back", Pachulia said he is too focused on trying to win a championship to be concerned with comments like that. And when asked if there had been any communication in recent weeks, an infuriated Durant said: "I talked about that (situation) already". These two teams do not like each other and Westbrook has become angry beyond belief with the Warriors. Klay Thompson, who barely made it back for tonight's game after visiting an ill family member, had 14 points. "I'll keep that in mind going forward". If it was a hard foul, it was a foul. "It wasn't dirty at all, so I'm not anxious about this". TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, FSN Oklahoma, CSN Bay Area (Golden State) LINE HISTORY: The Warriors opened the betting as 12.5-point favorites over Russell Westbrook and the Thunder - by early Wednesday that spread was up to -13.

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