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Russell Westbrook and the best circus shots of 2011-12

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after hitting a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series. (May 21, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Russell Westbrook's running "lay-up" from the free throw line topped the NBA's list of the best circus shots from the 2011-12 season.

With the Thunder and Lakers tied at 70 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Westbrook took off on a breakaway. He was fouled just inside the free throw line, and heaved up a finger roll from the elbow that dropped.

Oklahoma City went on to win the game and advance to the Western Conference finals.

Other notable players to make the top 10 include Amar'e Stoudemire, Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant.

Tags: video , Amar'e Stoudemire , Steve Nash , Tony Allen , Blake Griffin , Andre Iguodala , Paul Pierce , Kobe Bryant , OJ Mayo , Dwyane Wade , Russell Westbrook

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