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Dec 23, 2014
Rotoworld
Russell Westbrook poured in a season-high 40 points in a losing effort on Tuesday, hitting 16-of-34 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs with one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Welcome to Loud City 2 hours ago

Russell Westbrook ending vs Trail Blazers: a counterpoint

Russell Westbrook ran into a lot of problems at the end of the Thunder's agonizing loss, which we broke down in video. Here are a few counterpoints. Disclaimer: I didn't plan to make this a post, but as I kept writing and writing in the comments to Zeb's excellent video breakdown of Russell Westbrook's final 100 seconds of play, I figured it would be more useful to just turn it into a full post. First, make sure you watch his video: Here are my comments, and I thought I was going to lose my mind as I watched this ending. It is maddening to me, because these last two games vs the Pelicans...
Welcome to Loud City 14 hours ago

Watch: Russell Westbrook loses 10 Point Lead against Portland Trail Blazers

It's not often that one man can be blamed for so much, but if anyone can manage it, it's Russell. Last night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers was ugly. The Thunder lost a 10 point lead in the final two minutes and couldn't manage to keep pace in OT. But would you be even more angry if I told you that the collapse was entirely the fault of a single player? That's right. Russell Westbrook is almost entirely responsible for this collapse. Russ spent the end of this game stuck in 2008 mode, combining the absolute worst of his defensive inattentiveness and ballhog-ish tendencies. If you...
Rotoworld Dec 23, 2014

OKC falls despite Russell Westbrook's 40 pts - Russell Westbrook (G) Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook poured in a season-high 40 points in a losing effort on Tuesday, hitting 16-of-34 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs with one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Daily Thunder Dec 22, 2014

Russell Westbrook says he needs to shoot fewer 3s

Russell Westbrook was unusually self-aware at practice Monday.
Daily Thunder Dec 22, 2014

Thunder flop in crunchtime against the Pelicans, 101-99

Russell Westbrook scored 29 with eight assists, but the Thunder faltered in crunchtime to the Pelicans, dropping a bad game at home.
Mavs Moneyball Dec 19, 2014

With Rajon Rondo, where does Dallas fit in the Western Conference?

Rondo is a Maverick, but is that enough to make Dallas one of the Western Conference's elite teams? As late as Monday of this week we were all asking ourselves if the Mavericks were truly contenders in the West. MMB's own Hal Brown had a strong opinion that they weren't, and it was an opinion that I agreed with. Notice how I used the past tense right there. The addition of Rajon Rondo changes things. If this team was missing one thing, it was an elite level point guard that could play defense. Elite point guards litter the NBA's stacked Western Conference. You've got Russell Westbrook,...

Kobe appreciates Westbrook's intensity

Recently, Kobe Bryant said there’s only one other active NBA player whose intensity matches his own: Russell Westbrook. “He just plays with a rage that’s not very common,” the Los Angeles Lakers star guard said of Westbrook this week. “He just plays with a lot of aggression.” The two will face off Friday (ESPN, 7:30 PT) when the Lakers (8-17) host Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14) at Staples Center. Like Bryant, Lakers coach Byron Scott is a big fan of Westbrook, who is averaging a team-high 26.
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 18, 2014
NBA top performers: Russell Westbrook soars over Kings; Kawhi Leonard fills the box score

NBA top performers: Russell Westbrook soars over Kings; Kawhi Leonard fills the box score

The Thunder are making big strides in the Western Conference with Russell Westbrook leading the way. Meanwhile, in San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard has become the Spurs' new one-man wrecking crew. Dunk of the Week Thunder guard Russell Westbrook can get...
Welcome to Loud City Dec 17, 2014

Russell Westbrook's 11-game surge into the MVP conversation

While playing less than half of the Thunder's games so far, Westbrook has somehow barged his way into the MVP conversation. Usually Chris Hanneke writes the Russell Westbrook appreciation columns around here, but these days, he isn't the only one talking about Westbrook for MVP. Of course it's too early for such a conversation, with Westbrook having played just 11 games on the season so far after a spell on the sidelines with a broken hand. The production he's put in of late, however, has people talking anyway. The Thunder have railed off seven consecutive wins after last night's...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Thunder 102, Kings 94: Westbrook fends off late run by Kings

Thunder star Russell Westbrook scored ten fourth quarter points to hold off a late run by the Kings on a night that featured Peja Stojakovic's jersey retirement. Playing in a nationally televised game without their superstar and only days removed from a shocking coaching change, the Sacramento Kings managed to keep the score close late in the game despite all the recent turmoil - but in the end, the star power of the Oklahoma City Thunder proved too much. Russell Westbrook had 32 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals to lead Oklahoma City (12-13), while Kevin Durant added 26...
Sactown Royalty Dec 14, 2014

Rudy Gay on Kendrick Perkins: 'He's a clown to me'

Kendrick Perkins wasn't impressed with the Kings earlier this season. Rudy Gay is not impressed with Kendrick Perkins. Earlier this season, Kendrick Perkins discredited the Kings' fast start with some foul language. The Kings had a record of 5-1 at the time and the Thunder sat at 1-5. Perkins and the Thunder, who were without the services of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, went on to defeat the Kings 101-93. The Thunder play the Kings again Tuesday in Sacramento and Rudy Gay shared his thoughts on Perkins with us leading into the matchup. "He might as well play with his face painted,...

Russell Westbrook: Spotlight on Oklahoma City Thunder's guard

Two weeks ago, Russell Westbrook returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder's lineup after missing 14 games because of a hand injury.
Canis Hoopus Dec 13, 2014

He Is Not the Same, He Is a Point God

Oklahoma City used a season-high 70 first half points to beat the Timberwolves on Friday night, 111-92. In other news, Russell Westbrook is a freak of nature; a Point God. Russell Westbrook is not the same. Perhaps he's a martian, or maybe he's a Point Godzilla... Soaring through the air... ...armed with an intensity unrivaled by most, possessing a certain flare for the dramatic, it was Westbrook who put his stamp on Friday night's game at Target Center. He finished with 34 points (12-of-19 shooting), six assists, six rebounds and two steals in the Thunder's win over the Timberwolves -...
Daily Thunder Dec 12, 2014

Westbrook and the Thunder ambush the Wolves, 111-92

Russell Westbrook scored 34 with Kevin Durant adding 16 as the Thunder rolled the Wolves to win their fifth straight and seventh out of eight.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 12, 2014

Thunder 111, Timberwolves 92: Russell Westbrook's 34 lead Oklahoma City rout

Russell Westbrook scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Timberwolves 111-92 Friday night at Target Center for their fifth straight victory.

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