Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder found the best way to secure a 108-102 road win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Monday was with a little help from the officials.
The Thunder led 105-102 with less than 20 seconds left in the game when Westbrook flew up the court with the ball. With Golden State's Klay Thompson defending him closely, he slid to a stop and called a timeout.
The video shows Westbrook dragging his pivot foot but no travel call is made.
Golden State head coach Steve Kerr was furious.
NBA Senior Vice President, Replay and Referee Operations Joe Borgia said it was a blown call.
Bleacher Report tweeted a great video.