The two All-Star guards could be seen jawing late in the fourth quarter of OKC's eventual 123-114 win. Russ had some words for Lillard and the rest of the Portland Trailblazers, telling Dame:
Westbrook telling Dame he’s been busting that ass for years. Rematch is February 11th. pic.twitter.com/0cFnamzxu2— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 23, 2019
Russ had Dame stumblin' pic.twitter.com/1wyAAkRfd0— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 23, 2019
Dame Dolla wasn't a no-show, though. The Blazers star put up 36 points in the loss, to go along with eight assists and six boards. He also took to his Instagram account following the game, posting a picture from the matchup that simply said "Warfare."
Lillard wasn't the only Blazer to send shots Westbrook's way. Portland center Jusuf Nurkic also joined in on the fun with a tweet late Tuesday night mocking Russ for his horrible shooting this season.
The next chapter in the budding rivalry will take place Feb. 11 when Portland ventures back to Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder are currently sitting at third in the West (29-18) with the Trail Blazers right on their heels in the four spot (29-20), and there's every reason to believe the two will be jockeying for position all season.
I don't know about ya'll, but I'm here for all the smoke between Russ and Dame going forward.