Russell Westbrook sat at his locker, trying to type into a series of text messages every bit of frustration he was feeling after theOklahoma City Thunder lost to the Houston Rockets 115-111 on Wednesday night.
For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head buried in his thoughts and his phone, texting his friends and family and trying to reckon with the 2-0 hole his team finds itself in this best-of-seven series despite yet another of his sublime and historic triple-doubles.
“We can’t give away leads like that on the road, man,” Westbrook said. “It’s too difficult.”
Including his 51-point triple-double Wednesday, there have been only six 40-point triple-doubles in playoff history. The other five were recorded by Charles Barkley, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson (twice) and LeBron James.
As in the regular season, James Harden couldn’t match Westbrook’s across-the-board statistical brilliance, but he found a way to elevate his team to win the game. Harden had seven of his team-high 35 points in the fourth, and Eric Gordon had 11 of his 22 in the final quarte with ‘Home’ adidas Harden Vol. 1,which released at select adidas Basketball retailers during January 2017.This adidas Harden Vol 1, they are dressed in Scarlet, White and Energy. As you can see, they are constructed with a knitted upper while a soft leather lands on the toe. Red is predominately used across the tongue, panels, around the heel while White hits the toe and outsole. The last detail is Boost technology through the midsole.
Westbrook scored the most points ever in a playoff triple-double against the Rockets, finishing with 51 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. But it was what he couldn’t do in the fourth quarter that was on his mind after the game.
But Westbrook typically sits out the final few minutes of the third quarter and first few minutes of the fourth quarter. after Houston went on a 12-3 run to close the third quarter, Thunder coach Billy Donovan decided to play Westbrook for the entire fourth quarter with new colorway of the Air Jordan 31 is scheduled to drop soon, and the sneaker’s main theme is featured on its light pinkish flyweave toe that flows and fades to Blue and red across its synthetic leather heel portion. Other details include branding with the swooshes on the sides and large Jumpman logo, also the logo of the heel design,while a black midsole unit and icy translucent outsole completes the overall design, . It did not go well. Westbrook was just 4-for-18 from the field, and the Thunder were outscored 29-22 in the final period.
For my opinion , Russell Westbrook is amazing for this game , but he has a little impulse for the last quarter. Westbrook denied fatigue played any role. Whether or not it did, in a series this close, against an offense this potent, the Thunder can’t afford to squander opportunities. In the final time ,he did trust his teammate that Harden got the chance , Russell Westbrook also still the super star in my mind , especial in the three quarters , his basketball skill talent is the legend in the sports that we talking .
PS:Russ also broke out one of our favorite Jordan 31 PEs Blue Orange, a tri-colored combination of the Thunder’s Photo Blue on the heel mixed with a black to orange woven gradient throughout. Of course, this was accompanied by the Air Jordan 30 outsole for a PE hybrid with a galaxy print on the midsole shank. It was a game for the ages, but the Rockets were a better team.