Westbrook vows revenge against Pachulia for hard foul

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 18:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder lies on the court after being fouled by Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 18, 2017 in Oakland, California.  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.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook says he plans on getting back at Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia after he received a hard foul in the second quarter of their game Wednesday night.

Late in the second quarter of Golden State's 121–100 victory, Pachulia fouled Westbrook knocking him to the ground. Pachulia received a Flagrant 1 foul on the play.

He hit me kind of hard,” Westbrook said. “But it's all right. I'm gonna get his ass back. Straight up.”

Pachulia then stood over Westbrook while he was down on the floor.

“No, I didn't see that until just now, but I don't play that game,” Westbrook said. “I'm gonna get his ass back. Whenever that is, I don't know what it's going to be, but I don't play that game.”

Pachulia says he thought it was a good play, but officals called him for a foul.

“A foul is a foul. If it was a hard foul, it was a hard foul,” Pachulia said. “There is nothing you can do. So you just move on. If he got hurt, that's fine too; it's part of the game.”

Westbrook finished with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists for his 21st triple-double of the season.

Golden State (36–6) has won five in row and will face the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Feb. 11

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