Westbrook, the newspaper reported, got upset when with 3½ minutes left in the second quarter, he drove into the lane and passed the ball out to Thabo Sefolosha in the corner. Sefolosha did not shoot an open 3-pointer. Westbrook, the newspaper reported, yelled to Sefolosha to “shoot the (expletive) ball.”
Teammates tried to calm Westbrook but his anger spilled over during a timeout a minute later.
Durant tried to talk to Westbrook during the timeout but, instead, the two began yelling at each other and were separated, the newspaper reported.
“We’re going to disagree sometimes, like I’ve always been saying,” Durant told the Oklahoman after the game. “But I’m behind him 110 percent, and he’s the same way with me. And you seen when we came on the floor we clicked and everything started to work from there.”
Westbrook, who finished 0-for-13 with six assists, three rebounds and four turnovers, was not available for comment after the game.