Kevin Durant Sits on Court Facing Away as Westbrook Attempts Crucial Free Throws

Jake Silver@@jakeofsilverSocial Media StaffMay 14, 2014

Getty Images

Russell Westbrook drew a foul on Chris Paul while shooting a three in the final seconds of Tuesday's Game 5 matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers. 

The Thunder trailed, 104-102, with six seconds left, and Westbrook needed to make all three free throws to give Oklahoma City the lead. Kevin Durant couldn't watch.

Westbrook hit all of them.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 15, 5:33 p.m. ET

Durant told Darnell Mayberry of NewsOK.com why he doesn't watch his teammate's late-game free throws: 

Q: What can you tell us about not being able to watch the free throws that Russ took at the end?
A: I’ve been doing that all year, especially late in the games. It’s not like I don’t trust my guys to make the free throws. I think I’m just bad luck. Every time I go to a Redskins game we lose. Every time I watch a Texas game we lose. Every time I watch something it’s not going the way I want it to go. So I have to turn my head.

Will you do it again? If it comes to it, will you turn away again?
Yeah. I mean, it worked.

--End of Update--

Durant had this to say about the game's result (per USA Today):

I have never seen a game like this with us. It just shows that we just keep going. You can never keep us down, and we are going to fight until the end.

Related

    AD's 47 Help Pelicans Finish Off Sweep of Blazers

    NBA logo
    NBA

    AD's 47 Help Pelicans Finish Off Sweep of Blazers

    Paul Kasabian
    via Bleacher Report

    Buzz: Stotts on Hot Seat After Sweep

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Buzz: Stotts on Hot Seat After Sweep

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Pop Will Miss Game 4, Messina to Coach Again

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Pop Will Miss Game 4, Messina to Coach Again

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    NBA Fines Both Morris Twins for Criticizing Refs

    NBA logo
    NBA

    NBA Fines Both Morris Twins for Criticizing Refs

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report