Once again, Russell Westbrook was the force of nature the Warriors could not solve.
The athletic point guard forced turnovers, threw it down in transition, and drove right past Stephen Curry or was guarding him. The result was 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists — Westbrook’s first triple double of these playoffs.
“He’s got such great force and great will,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said after the Thunder’s Game 4 win. “And he’s really a high IQ basketball player, he sees a lot of things going on out there… As a coach, you have great respect and admiration for a guy who plays the game that hard and gives to our team what he gives.”
He helped give them a win that has the Thunder on the verge of a return to the NBA Finals.