Russell Westbrook is understood for being a scoring machine. Averaging a triple-double a sport in his MVP marketing campaign a pair seasons in the past, Westbrook confirmed the world simply how gifted he’s. Although on Sunday, Westbrook had one his worst video games, scoring solely 9 factors in a 105-103 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
“I’ve simply bought to do a greater job, man,” Westbrook advised ESPN. “It’s actually on me. I have been s— the final month or so. I’ve simply bought to get centered in and locked again in on what I have to do. I’ve bought to assist my guys out. I have been letting them down, man, simply not being constant on the fensive finish.”
The Thunder have misplaced three their final 4 video games and Westbrook has struggled along with his capturing sport. The former MVP was Four-22 capturing yesterday and was Zero-Eight when it got here to three-point capturing. According to ESPN, Westbrook’s three-point sport has suffered this season as he is solely at 24.2% effectivity.
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While Westbrook is dissatisfied in himself, he is not too frightened concerning the future and feels as if the group is in a great place heading into the brand new yr.
“I have been in worse positions, man. It’s not the worst factor. We’re third within the West. We’re profitable video games. It’s not about me,” Westbrook defined. “My job is to ensure we win video games. I convey a lot extra to the sport basketball than fense. I defend at a excessive stage, rebound, move, no matter. I am going to do no matter for us to win video games.”
The Thunder get a second shot in opposition to the Mavericks tonight at Eight P.M. Eastern.