Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder were at Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday for a tilt against the Utah Jazz. The outcome of the game did not work out in the Thunder’s favor, as the visitors lost by a score of 109-94, snapping the team’s four-game winning streak.
And while Westbrook chipped in 22 points and 5 assists, he was a minus-13 on the night and had 7 turnovers, which isn’t as they say in the business, “great” (although most of team was a “minus” on the game and Westbrook’s line was far better than teammate Serge Ibaka’s minus-28).
Still, perhaps a statistically pedestrian night (for him) may help explain Westbrook’s surly demeanor and churlish attitude in the locker room following the loss.
When asked an inane question by a reporter, Westbrook couldn’t have appeared more irritated with having to answer such a useless inquiry.
Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman was present and here is how he chronicled the exchange between Westbrook and the reporter