Once Russell Westbrook managed to find out as to which skill of his he has to focus, the game on Wednesday night totally changed.
The star guard of the Oklahoma City Thunder scored 11 assists, 10 of which were made in the second half as he posted the only triple-double of the night. Under his lead, Thunder’s gained a 108-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Westbrook finished for the night with his 31 points and his 26th triple-double of this season.
Russell said, “I just tried to stay in attack mode and I am trying to find ways to help my team. I thought to myself that I did a bad job in the first half of not finding my guys. In the second half, I made an adjustment.”
In the second half, under Westbrook’s great passing, Paul George finished for the night with his 25 points while Jerami Grant scored 15 points for the team. With 3 wins out of their last 4 games, OKC Thunder has now cemented itself a home-court advantage for the playoffs’ first round.
As for the Brooklyn Nets, they were led by Spencer Dinwiddie who scored 25 points while D’Angelo Russell scored 15 points along with 7 assists for the team. This loss resulted in Nets’ four-game winning streak to come to an end.
Kenny Atinkson, Nets coach said, “I think that against a team like Thunder, you need to be at your best in order to defeat them. We were not playing at that level tonight.”
Paul George talking about great passing from Westbrook said, “Russ creates great opportunities for his teammates. He made the game really easy for everybody else around him tonight. This is just like Russ in his best form.”
Up next, Brooklyn Nets will play against the Utah Jazz on Saturday while OKC Thunder will be playing against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.