Rarely does an offensive rebound off an intentionally flubbed free throw work, but Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook pulled it off and made the most of it.
Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams shared a postgame podium after yesterday’s loss to the Rockets. The first question came from Westbrook’s old rival, Berry Tramel, and even though it was addressed to Adams, it was Westbrook’s time to shine.
Russ’ll give it to you straight.
For the first time I can remember, Russell Westbrook looked tired tonight.
In what was a thoroughly embarrassing 31-point Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets, perhaps no Thunder player was exposed more than backup center Enes Kanter.
The NBA regular season is over and done with, and as the dust settles before the playoffs start this weekend, it’s time to take stock of what looks like the closest MVP race since Steve Nash won his second consecutive award after the 2005-06 season. Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and LeBron James are…
If you’re still somehow unconvinced that Russell Westbrook is the NBA MVP, take a look at his box score from last night’s game against the Nuggets: [The smoldering remains of the city formerly known as Denver].
Oh yeah, no way this guy is the MVP.
Russell Westbrook’s season-long one-man show of frenzied triple-double glory will finish with a stat line it deserves. With eight assists last night, Westbrook sealed his fate as the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double over the course of a season.
One of the worst critiques of Russell Wesbrook’s MVP candidacy is the one that tries to sneer at the very concept of the triple-double. “It’s an arbitrary accomplishment!” mewls the weenie. “We’re biased towards round numbers!” he continues, sniveling, pretending like a the roundness of 31-10-10 somehow renders its…
Tonight, Russell Westbrook scored 12 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and handed out 13 assists in a rout of the listless Milwaukee Bucks. The 13 rebounds that Westbrook grabbed give him 822 for the season through 77 games. Westbrook is already well over the 820 points he’d need to average double-digit scoring this year,…
In case you were skeptical about Russell Westbrook’s MVP bona fides, consider tonight’s one-man destruction of the Orlando Magic.
The Oklahoma City Thunder went on a 14-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, 92-91. Human lightning bolt Russell Westbrook scored 12 of those 14 points—including the game-winner with seven seconds left.
At this point, Russell Westbrook notching a triple-double is hardly newsworthy. The turbo charged OKC guard gets them almost every night, and he does so with a world-historic usage rate. The only intriguing triple-double-related milestone left in Westbrook’s season will be whether or not he can keep up his stats for…
Whatever you make of the dumb beef going on between the Warriors and the Thunder over how the team has yet to pay tribute to Kevin Durant, it’s clear that the two teams don’t like one another. They spent their first three meetings of the season growling at each other and passive-aggressively pushing each other around,…
Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Semaj Christon, and Russell Westbrook all drew technical fouls as a fight between the Warriors and Thunder erupted near the end of tonight’s first half in Oklahoma City.
The Golden State Warriors visit Oklahoma City for a nationally televised game against the Thunder tonight, but more than the actual game, the story is about how they are apparently still smarting from February’s emotionally-charged matchup, Kevin Durant’s first in OKC since leaving the Thunder. ESPN’s Chris Haynes…
Russell Westbrook is clearly disgusted that he has to waste his talents on destroying such unworthy victims as the Sacramento Kings.
Russell Westbrook is back to his usual magic—dishing an assist in Toronto that passed right between Cory Joseph’s legs. Amazing.
The NBA regular season is lurching towards its conclusion, and one of the most hotly contested MVP races in years is coming down to the wire. Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James appear to all be in contention for the award, with a recent media straw poll showing Harden with an edge.