Kanye Westbrook had the worst single quarter in NBA playoff history
Russell Westbrook put up a massive triple double last night in Game 2 against the Rockets. The Thunder lost.
Westbrook put 51 points, but turned in a vintage Kanye Westbrook performance in the fourth, going an ice-cold 4 for 18 with an extreme case of tunnel vision. Colin called it the worst single quarter performance by a player in playoff history.
Westbrook is who he is. A Top-5 player, and the most physically gifted player in the league. He’s also a ball-centric point guard who plays recklessly, is undisciplined at the end of big playoff games, and isn’t self-aware enough to realize he’s a deficient outside shooter.
Last night was the perfect portrait of Westbrook. Russell and Kanye. Unfortunately for Thunder fans, Kanye was the closing act.
“The worst playoff performance of any NBA player in a quarter.”
Triple-doubles are meaningless in the playoffs
Last night, Russell Westbrook became the first player in this year’s NBA playoffs to go for a triple double. It came in a loss. Colin has said all year that triple-doubles don’t impress him because it’s become a holy grail for stat chasers, but in the playoffs, the only thing that matters is winning.
So far in this year’s playoffs, the best performances haven’t been triple doubles, they’ve been remarkable games by Rajon Rondo and Draymond Green that led their team to wins.
In the playoffs, getting W’s ia the only stat that matters.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio to discuss if the Thunder roster is as bad as everyone says it is; why he thinks John Wall is the best point guard than Kyrie Irving; and why all assists are not created equal.
Eddie House – 11 NBA Veteran and world champion is in-studio to talk Westbrook’s 4th quarter; and why the Thunder roster forces him to force shots.
Ric Bucher – Bleacher Report NBA Writer and Sirius XM radio host joins the show to talk about Durant sitting again; the Warriors’ chemistry without him; why they are set up for a long title run; and why Westbrook reminds him of early Michael Jordan.
Greg Cosell – Senior Producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show to talk draft; evaluating prospect film; and his takeaways after watching some of the top prospects on film.