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Russell Westbrook’s trash talk to Damian Lillard backfires (video)

Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers on January 15, 2020 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Russell Westbrook talked a lot of trash during the Thunder’s first-round loss to the Trail Blazers last year. Damian Lillard got the last word, hitting the series-winning shot and coolly waving bye.

Lillard said he and Westbrook are cool off the court. On the court? Even after moving onto the Rockets, Westbrook is still yapping at Lillard.


Two big problems:

1. Houston was down big late, on its way to a 117-107 loss.

2. Westbrook missed the first free throw! A foul was, in fact, not as good as a bucket.

Westbrook stays on brand.

So does Lillard, who got the last laugh: