George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies

13 April, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Russell Westbrook

During the second quarter of the game, Davis described Thunder star Russell Westbrook as "out of his cotton-pickin' mind".

His Oklahoma City Thunder need a win even more.

Last season, a debate raged over who was more deserving of the MVP award: Westbrook or James Harden.

Coming into tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Westbrook season average was 25.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and a league-leading 10.1 assists per game.

Bleacher Report cut together a video of every Westbrook rebound from Wednesday night, making it relatively clear that while many of his boards came from his effort to be in the right place at the right time, his absurd total was the product of a team effort.

"It would be another incredible milestone this year, but it's not about that". "He's got to pass it to somebody to get those assists".

"I'd like to bring up my friend, my mentor, my brother Nick Collison", Westbrook said.

The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies in the game, 137-23 to finish their season at 48-34 with the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. A win here could be massive for the Thunder in this race for playoff positioning and they're a dominant 7-0 ATS in the last seven home meetings against the Grizzlies.

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For Memphis, the game will mark the end of a forgettable season.

George connected on 13 of 20 field-goal attempts, and set a season high by making eight 3-pointers.

A loss would give Memphis 60 losses in a season for the first time in a decade. Advocates of the Rockets guard pointed to his far greater efficiency, equally gaudy stats by at least some measures and a significantly better record with his own less-than-stellar supporting cast.

The Grizzlies will have about a 20 percent chance at earning the top pick in the draft and the worst pick they could have is No. 5.

"His numbers help them win", Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. The line is massive, but I think the Thunder get it done here in a blowout. That's just a distraction.

"We watch him at practice, we watch it on a nightly basis", Paul George said.

But, when you make a cotton reference about a black's not usually well received.


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