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

Jake SilverSocial 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 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.