We've had the butt fumble and Steven Adams has now created the butt screen.

The Kiwi Oklahoma City Thunder star used his backside to put a Portland Trailblazers opponent to the floor during game one of their first round Western Conference playoffs series.

Unfortunately for Adams his Thunder side went down in the series opener 104-99.

Adams finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in the loss to the Western Conference third seeds.


He was up against his friend and former teammate Enes Kanter who finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Kanter said Adams froze him out in the pre-game warm-ups.

"It did feel very awkward and very weird. ... I was very nervous before the game. I tried to talk to Steven [Adams] and he didn't even look at me," Kanter revealed after the win.

Game two of the best of seven series takes place in Portland on Wednesday.