Russell Westbrook gives wandering spectator shove after Thunder loss

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Moments after the Nuggets quashed the Thunder's fourth-quarter comeback at the horn, OKC point guard Russell Westbrook came face to face with a Denver fan who somehow made his way onto the court without security stopping him.

Thankfully, the confrontation amounted to nothing more than Westbrook lightly shoving him before security arrived. As TNT's Reggie Miller said, the floor invader was lucky that's all he got.

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Westbrook told reporters he felt he needed to shove the fan out of the way to protect himself.

"You play the game and you want the fans obviously to enjoy the game, but you can't come on the floor, it's totally unacceptable," Westbrook told reporters after the game (audio via ESPN).

The NBA will review the incident, ESPN reported early Friday. Westbrook could face a suspension or a fine. 

"They'll look at it and figure out what's the best way to deal with it, but to me, that's totally unacceptable," Westbrook said. 

The internet immediately made a comparison to Westbrook being flipped off by a fan in Philadelphia some time ago but, in that case, the fan didn't go onto the court. This fan made himself fair game with his postgame stroll.

This article has been updated with Westbrook's postgame comments.

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