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Westbrook is relentless, Thunder ends Toronto's 11-game win streak

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer TORONTO — The shot was well off the mark, and Russell Westbrook seemed to know it. As soon as he let go of a short fourth-quarter jumper against the Raptors on Sunday, he pursued the offensive rebound, secured it and flipped the ball back toward the basket.
Via Thunder Rumblings
15 hours ago

Westbrook saves OKC from Suns

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling. But reigning MVP Russell Westbrook is doing all he can to keep them in it. Last night against the Phoenix Suns would be no exception.“Russell Westbrook had 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final 10 points of the game to escape with a 124-116 victory over the Phoenix...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the NBA needs you to believe in Russell Westbrook

In 2018, an obsession with the NBA means a dissection of the sport, from cryptic or petty tweets to deep analytics. It’s beautiful game to watch, and processing it from top to bottom is part of the deal. Processing anything means a search for definable truths. NBA fandom is a paradox in that we’re drawn to its unpredictability, but we spend the 21 hours in between games calculating...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pachulia insists he did not try to injure Westbrook

On Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors would take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. There’s no love loss there. But it’s Zaza Pachulia making headlines again, this time for falling on Russell Westbrook. But that’s not the entire story. Westbrook believes Pachulia attempted to hurt him.“Obviously it was intentional. Nobody touched him, he fell over my leg, tried to hurt me. But...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving thinks NBA needs to address Zaza Pachulia

Zaza Pachulia’s misdeeds are drawing near-universal rebuke around the NBA.In a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors center again became the subject of controversy after he appeared to intentionally fall on the legs of Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook. (@AdamJosephSport) February 25, 2018 Reacting to a video of the play on Instagram, Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green gets technical for petty reason, aided by Russell Westbrook

Draymond Green sometimes gets whistled for fouls based on his reputation, which we saw during Saturday’s game against the Thunder.Green fouled Jerami Grant on a dunk attempt, and he then pumped his fist in an attempt to fire up the fans at Oracle Arena. An official then apparently believed that was worthy of a technical foul, which seemed a bit ridiculous. Check out Russell Westbrook...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Russell Westbrook makes buzzer-beater to sink Kings

Even on a night when he wasn’t at his best, Russell Westbrook still found a way to make a big impact.Westbrook drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-107 on Thursday night: Westbrook didn’t have his shot for most of the night until then. He still finished with a triple-double in Oklahoma City’s win. And credit Thunder coach Billy Donovan for drawing up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook to replace Cousins on Team LeBron

The NBA All-Star Game is taking place Sunday night. But since DeMarcus Cousins can’t suit up, Team LeBron needs a new starter. Enter Russell Westbrook.That’s certainly not a like-for-like swap from Team LeBron head coach Dwane Casey. But there’s plenty to like about this starting five all the same. Westbrook joins LeBron (obviously), Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis....
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fan who confronted Russell Westbrook has been banned from games

Law enforcement has reportedly acted swiftly against the fan who confronted Russell Westbrook after Thursday night’s game.According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Denver Nuggets fan who walked onto the court and confronted Westbrook after Gary Harris’s game-winning shot has received a summons and complaint for trespassing and won’t be attending any more NBA games. It’s nice to see...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: 'Totally unacceptable' fan could confront him on court

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook says the fact that a fan was able to walk onto the court and confront him following Thursday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets is “totally unacceptable.”The incident played out following the Nuggets’ 127-124 buzzer-beater win over the Thunder at Pepsi Center. As Westbrook was walking off the court, a fan approached him, getting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

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