Our bench was huge tonight. James Harden, Eric Maynor and Nick Collison really stepped up tonight. Dirk still got his ,but our big guys stopped the fouling that haunted us the last game. The Thunder also did a great job of holding terry and barae to 19 points combined. That was a huge defensive stop for us. I felt like Kevin Durant really ignited us with that nasty dunk over Haywood. He showed the true passion of a leader tonight and his coming (if not here) greatness in this league. The only concern after this game is Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (Russel Westbrook). Coach Brooks made the gutsy call of sitting him the whole 4th quarter. There are two reasons why I believe Brooks did this. First Maynor shot well and didn't turn the ball over so Brooks kept rolling with him. Second Westbrook started turning the ball over late in the game and it was to teach him a lesson. There are two ways Westbrook can respond to this. First option, he will show why he is a captain of this team and celebrate with his teammates, realize he made mistakes and learn from them. Or he will take the cry baby rout and hurt the team in this series. To me this is going to be a big defining moment in his career. What type of player will he choose to be? Keep a close eye on him moving forward. I'm hoping for the first option and I think that will be his choice. Put the team first Westbrook.
How do you think Westbrook will respond?
Like A True Team Captain (13 votes)
Like Another NBA Cry Baby (5 votes)
18 total votes