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Russell Westbrook is generally not one of those players who has a problem with shot selection. But All-Star status or not, no one is going to back his decision to fling up a half-court shot in Monday night’s game against the Spurs.
That’s because Westbrook decided to take the ill-fated attempt with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter. He was not beating any buzzers but rather saw that a San Antonio defender was getting a little close, so he figured he might as well chuck up a shot and see whether he could get three free throws out of it.
Westbrook did not get the call and, despite his 25 points, the Thunder did not get the win. Oklahoma City, which was trailing 73-70 at the time of Westbrook’s shot, lost to San Antonio 105-93. Westbrook was 11 for 27, bringing his 43.6 percent season shooting percentage down a tick.
Check out Westbrook’s shot in the video below.
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In one of the less traditional three point attempts, Russ Westbrook showed that he will pretty do much whatever he wants on the court, whenever he wants. Check out the below video of Russ launching a shot from just inside of half-court, with 18 seconds left on the shot clock and 2:30 left in the 3rd. We understand what Russ was thinking, draw a quick three free throws, but unless...
During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s showdown against the in-state rival San Antonio Spurs, point guard Russell Westbrook made an ill-conceived attempt to draw a shooting foul by hoisting up a shot just inside the half-court line. As the Clark Griswold once said when imparting some sage advice onto his son, “Nothing to be proud of, Russ.”
With the game late in the 3rd quarter...
What was Russell Westbrook thinking here? With 2:29 to go in the third quarter during Monday night’s matchup with the Spurs, and 18 seconds on the shot clock, Westbrook takes a step inside the half-court line and jacks up a completely ill-advised shot, expecting a whistle.
Ever since the inception of the shooting foul, NBA players have done their best to earn some extra points while trying to get called for one regardless of where they are on the court.During Monday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/San Antonio Spurs affair, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook attempted to draw a shooting foul on Spurs guard Gary Neal.Watch as Russell hoists a shot from...
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 15 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 91-79 on Sunday to stretch their winning streak to five games.
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Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 15 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 91-79 on Sunday to stretch their winning streak to five games.
The Thunder limited Boston to 25 percent shooting in the second half after the Celtics shot 51 percent in the first.
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The Celtics have lost their last two games in an alarming fashion.
There were blown defensive assignments, terrible shot selection and of course Brandon Bass's 13 rebound explosion in Sunday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was all lost in their continued inability to protect the paint.
Russell Westbrook in particular feasted on the offensive boards, leaving...