Russell Westbrook powered the Thunder to an impressive win on Wednesday, scoring 34 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals in 37 minutes vs. Golden State.
Advice: Westbrook started the game in alpha-dog mode and didn't let up, finishing 13-of-27 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, with one 3-pointer. The scoring was a season-high, and it resulted in OKC's first win vs. Kevin Durant since he left to join the Warriors two summers ago. Westbrook's owners should hope he continues to assert himself more often offensively, but either way we expect a big game vs. the Pistons' defense on Friday.
Russell Westbrook scored 34 points Wednesday on 13-of-27 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 108-91. Westbrook pulled down 10 rebounds and had nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 36:56 on the floor. He added four steals. Westbrook went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Advice: Clearly playing with a little extra juice in a head-to-head matchup with former teammate and now-rival Kevin Durant, Westbrook carried the Thunder with a performance reminiscent of last season's MVP run. The dynamic guard came in mired in what could be considered a bit of a slump, having averaged 20 points on 33.6 percent shooting over his previous seven games, but this effort proves there's nothing for owners to fret over.
Russell Westbrook scored 22 points Monday on 6-of-19 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 114-107. Westbrook grabbed 16 rebounds and had 12 assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 38:38 of playing time. He added three steals. Westbrook went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Advice: Westbrook notched his first triple-double since Oct. 31 - ending a streak of eight straight games without one - despite a rather inefficient shooting night. That's been the case quite a bit lately for the all-world guard, who's connecting on only a 33.6 percent clip over his last six games. Westbrook's averages during that stretch - 20 points, 7.7 rebounds and assists - may not be up to his usual standards, but they're still awfully good by most measures.
Russell Westbrook hit 6-of-19 shots, 2-of-7 3-pointers and 8-of-10 free throws for 22 points, 16 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals with just three turnovers in 39 minutes of Monday's 114-107 loss to the Pelicans.
Advice: This was Westbrook's first triple-double in his last nine games and first since Oct. 31. He's also doing a better job with the ball, totaling just five turnovers over his last two games. Westbrook has five triple-doubles on the season, which is a far cry from where we were a year ago, but chances are he's going to start racking them up again soon. Tonight was a good start, and despite some knocks on his play, Westbrook came into this one averaging 20.3 points, 6.8 boards, 7.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.9 3-pointers in the month of November.
Russell Westbrook scored 15 points Friday, going 5 of 22 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the San Antonio Spurs 104-101. Westbrook grabbed nine rebounds and dished out nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 37:50 on the floor.
Advice: Westbrook scoring only three points in the second half played into the Thunder blowing a big lead. He continues to have problems putting the offense together with newcomers Paul George and Carmelo Anthony as the three of them have taken turns leading the team in scoring. Westbrook is shooting a mediocre 33.9 percent from the field, including 9 of 31 from 3, in his last six games.
Russell Westbrook finished with 15 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in Friday's loss at San Antonio.
Advice: The final stat line, just short of another triple-double, doesn't look terribly impressive. However, he hit just 5-of-22 from the floor, including 0-of-4 on 3-pointers, and he posted an even rating with two turnovers. For whatever reason he is not terribly effective from inside the paint this season, but his overall production continues to make his fantasy owners pretty pleased.
Russell Westbrook scored 21 points Wednesday, going 6 of 13 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Chicago Bulls 92-79. Westbrook pulled down five rebounds and dished out seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +18 in his 31:53 of playing time. He added four steals. Westbrook went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Advice: With Carmelo Anthony and Paul George on board, Westbrook hasn't been the triple-double machine he was last year. In fact, he's averaging just 20.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds in his last four games.
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points Sunday on 6-of-18 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Dallas Mavericks 112-99. Westbrook pulled down six rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 32:41 on the floor. He tacked on three steals. Westbrook went 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
Advice: It's kind of crazy, but 27-6-5 is a pretty pedestrian line for Westbrook, who took a backseat offensively to Paul George in this one.