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Westbrook Vows to Shut Down Rubio in Game 4

23 April, 2018, 12:52 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Westbrook Vows to Shut Down Rubio in Game 4

For comparison's sake, Westbrook is averaging 20.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the series. "Having my name next to his name is an honor", Rubio said, according to ESPN. However, Joe Ingels will also not be held to just 3-points again and his slow start to the series worries me-Everyone knows eventually he will burn the Thunder from deep, because of course.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Steven Adams admits he's frustrated with officials and their calls against him so far in his National Basketball Association playoff series against the Utah Jazz.

Going back to the regular season, Westbrook hasn't shot better than 40 percent in any of his last six games - the worst such streak of his career.

"I've been on staffs - and frankly I've done it too - where the whole staff will stay late and watch the game", he said. If you believe Westbrook, all of his personal efforts will be dedicated to stopping Rubio, who has been phenomenal in the playoffs so far with averages of 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists.

The Jazz will be full of confidence heading into Monday's Game 4 with their 2-1 lead. In Wednesday's game, OKC's reserves had a 21-16 advantage, while in Game 1, Utah's bench had a 34-16 edge, even though OKC won the game by eight.

"I think the first two games, I wasn't being effective in the midrange area", Rubio said. Are the hosts going to win an important Game 3 tonight?


OKC will get closer than the 13 points they lost by in Game 3, but will ultimately fall short of a very accomplished Jazz side. "I thought he took good shots and it really stabilized our group during that time". He's controlling the backboards, he's changing shots, he's thwarting Westbrook and he's showing why he's the likely Defensive Player of the Year. "We want to win this and we're going out to try to win this game".

"We share the ball, we move the ball a lot", Favors said.

Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 25 points off the bench for the Heat, who led by 12 points in the second half before letting a game they nearly certainly had to have slip away.

Fred Katz is the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and CNHI Oklahoma as well as the host of the postgame show, Thunder After Dark, and the OKC Dream Team, a weekly Thunder podcast that runs every Tuesday.

Thunder: Oklahoma City was outscored 30-14 after Adams sat down with his third foul early in the second quarter.

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