By Jerome Watson
In a game where raising the level of your game in the playoffs usually means an increase in the glorified stats like points, assists and rebounds. In Russell Westbrook's case, he has raised his level of play by decreasing one of his glaring stats, turnovers.
Westbrook was second in the league in turnovers at 239, only behind John Wall's 255. His assist to turnover ratio was 1.51, which pretty much means for every assist he had, he turned it over on the ensuing possession. Only 5 out of the 66 possible games did Russell record 1 turnover or less, in which the Thunder went undefeated (5-0). That typically would be a recipe for disaster - especially in the playoffs - but the Thunder are loaded with offensive and talent, so the majority of Russell Westbrook's turnovers are masked due to the Thunder being just flat out better than other teams; evidenced by a 30-14 record when he commits 3 or more turnovers and a 9-3 record when he commits 6 or more turnovers.