Russell Westbrook still wants Sixth Man of Year award from time with Lakers

Russell Westbrook still wants Sixth Man of Year award from time with Lakers

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Russell Westbrook still wants Sixth Man of Year award from time with Lakers

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Per Chris Haynes, Russell Westbrook still wants to win Sixth Man of the Year despite becoming a starter with the Clippers. “I did a lot to buy into the system there with the Lakers,” Westbrook, per Haynes.
Source: Twitter @SamQuinnCBS

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Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Russell Westbrook has now had a 25-point, 10-assist game with all five teams he’s played for in his career (Thunder, Rockets, Wizards, Lakers and Clippers).
That ties most in NBA history, joining Sam Cassell, Jarrett Jack, John Lucas, Andre Miller, Chris Paul per @ESPNStatsInfo2:42 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Russell Westbrook took blame and said he took his eyes off the ball when Eric Gordon’s high pass went through his hands. Westbrook admitted he was looking forward to making a move to the basket. – 1:25 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Paul George felt Russell Westbrook was special and looking like his “prime” version tonight. George also said he’s looking forward to seeing the Last Two Minute report tomorrow. – 1:17 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
PG on Russ: “He was special tonight.” Says he looked like prime Westbrook and that he is his biggest supporter. – 1:14 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox on the Kings 37th win of the season, edging out the Clippers 128-127, his 8th straight 30 point performance, the final play, competing against Russell Westbrook and the likely playoff run Sacramento is on. AM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
What a riddle Westbrook is. 27 points, 10 assists tonight but 5 TOs and coincidence or not, Clippers 0-5 with him. Shooting 30 percent on threes. Ultimately, no real difference maker in this buyout market, as is usually the case – 1:00 AM
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Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
The Clippers are now 0-5 with Russell Westbrook. All stats courtesy of Ringer Stats & Info. – 12:53 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Russell Westbrook has had a 25-point, 10-assist game with all five teams he’s played for in his career (Thunder, Rockets, Wizards, Lakers & Clippers).
Ties most in NBA history. Sam Cassell, Jarrett Jack, John Lucas, Andre Miller and Chris Paul have also done it. @ESPNStatsInfo12:52 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
“I love playing against him. I feel like he brings out the best in me.” – De’Aaron Fox on Russell Westbrook. – 12:51 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Russell Westbrook was sensational tonight with 27 points, 10 assists and 12-of-16 from the field but the streak continues…
0-5 as a Clipper
0-15 as a starter
That’s tough… – 12:38 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
The Clippers have lost 5 in a row. This is not on Westbrook. – 12:34 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Clippers let another one against Sacramento slip away. After a mad scramble to get ball past halfcourt, Russell Westbrook couldn’t handle a pass from Eric Gordon for a turnover with 15 secs left. Clips get a stop but called for foul. Sabonis hit 2 late FTs to pull out 128-127 win – 12:31 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Westbrook tonight:
27 PTS
10 AST
12-16 FG
Hasn’t won in over a month. AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
So here we are. Sacramento ball, 15 seconds left. Clippers lead 127-126.
Neither team with a foul to give. Clippers had no timeouts prior to Gordon’s incomplete pass to Westbrook. Kings with a timeout. – 12:27 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Refs missed an 8 second call. Westbrook dropped a ball out of bounds. Clippers lead 127-126 with 15 seconds remaining. Kings ball. – 12:26 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Sacramento led Clippers 116-103 with 6:52 left.
Clippers went on go-ahead 22-8 run. Same run Kings went on last week to force OT.
Sabonis scored to give Sacramento 126-125 lead.
Paul George just took lead back. Covington grabbed key rebound.
And Westbrook dropped press break. – 12:26 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Westbrook single-handedly keeping the Clippers in this. – 12:20 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Russell Westbrook after 3 quarters vs. Sacramento:
🏀 22 points
🏀 9 assists
🏀 10-for-14 from the field AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings take a 101-96 lead over the Clippers into the 4th period in Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox leads the 5 Kings starters with 21 points, Domantas Sabonis with 19pts, 9 boards & 7 assists. Russell Westbrook leads LA with 22 points (10/14) & 9 assists. – 11:55 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue is successful with his challenge of Westbrook’s foul, giving the ball back to L.A. – 11:40 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tyronn Lue is challenging Russell Westbrook foul drawn by De’Aaron Fox.
Sacramento will be in bonus last 6:02 of 3rd if upheld. – 11:38 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
De’Aaron Fox & Russell Westbrook are talking a lot.
Fox has shared in the past that Westbrook was one of his favorite players to watch before coming into the league. – 11:37 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Russell Westbrook has made 9-of-11 shots, including his lone 3-point attempt, and has 20 points and 8 assists in 20 minutes. Clippers up one in Sac early in the third. – 11:29 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Russell Westbrook is now 8-10, including 1-1 for three with fans yelling “shoot it!” 18 points for him, a high since joining the Clippers. Leads LAC in shot attempts tonight, with Gordon next with 8. Paul George is 2-5. – 11:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Only 6 points on 2/4 FGs for Paul George in that first half.
Last time he took only 4 shots or fewer in a first half was a comeback win in Dallas.
Clippers got 28 points in 1st half from Westbrook and Gordon. Leonard and Powell are out. Sacramento is scoring. Clippers need PG. – 11:12 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings carry a 68-63 lead over the Clippers into the half. 4/5 Sacramento starters in double figures, led by Kevin Huerter’s 14 points, who caught fire in the 2nd quarter. LA led by Russell Westbrook’s 15 points & 7 assists. – 11:09 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Sacramento lead Clippers 68-63 at halftime.
Harrison Barnes has 12 points on 3/5 FGs, 4 rebounds, and 6/6 FTs. Clippers only 7/9 FTs as a team.
Both FT misses are by Westbrook, and he has 2 of the 3 ⚠️ Clippers turnovers, but he has a game-high 15 points and 7 assists. 7/8 FGs. – 11:07 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Halftime: Kings 68, Clippers 63
Really good half from Westbrook, who shoots 7-8 for 15 points, with 7 assists that have led to 15 other points for LAC. – 11:05 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
The Fox vs. Westbrook match up has been fun so far. – 11:02 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Russell Westbrook has made five of his first six shots. 11 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover. – 10:54 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings lead the Clippers 35-32 after the opening quarter, where Sacramento was plagued with foul trouble early, but the whistles evened out towards the end as both teams with 7 fouls apiece. Domantas Sabonis with 9 points, Russell Westbrook with 9. – 10:40 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Westbrook passed up a wide open three but got a two instead. That ended up being the right decision. – 10:34 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers lead 15-12 with 7:29 left in first quarter. Mike Brown needed a timeout after Eric Gordon got free on multiple BLOBs from Westbrook.
Westbrook finally missed a free throw as Clipper. Made his first 10. But his ability to draw fouls benefits rest of team #BonusAwareness10:21 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Paul George
Nicolas Batum
Mason Plumlee
Eric Gordon
Russell Westbrook
Keegan Murray
Harrison Barnes
Domantas Sabonis
Kevin Huerter
De’Aaron Fox – 9:41 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr
Eric Gordon gets his second start with the Clippers, PG, Batum, Plumlee and Westbrook are the other starters. – 9:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers will start in Sacramento:
Eric Gordon – 9:35 PM
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Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Taking the half glass full and saying Ivica Zubac was saved for tonight’s matchup, and that would give Clippers following available players:
– Westbrook, Gordon, George, Batum, Zubac
– Hyland, Mann, Coffey, Covington, Plumlee
PG first back-to-back since Dec. 26-27 in DET/TOR. – 4:44 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., and Norman Powell (shoulder subluxation)
Ivica Zubac is questionable.
Paul George will play.
Russell Westbrook will play. – 4:20 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Hey, starting now with @James Edwards III!
Starting on the Russell Westbrook-Clippers experience, then moving to the KD-Suns debut.…4:19 PM
Draymond discussed the game plan for guarding Russell Westbrook. AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Russell Westbrook has lost 14 straight games as a starter 🫣
(via @NBCSWarriors) AM
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Tom Ziller @teamziller
Good Morning It’s Basketball: The Russell Westbrook Experience rip cord…9:08 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Draymond Green on Russell Westbrook: “It will make you think for sure because you’re open every play and you’re taught in basketball, you’re open, take your shot, but if you’re open every play, you kind of start questioning yourself.” AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors ignore Russell Westbrook, execute another defensive gameplan, blowout the Clippers and grab hold of #5 seed…3:59 AM
Russell Westbrook’s flaws were exploited by Warriors’ gimmick defense, but Clippers’ struggles go much deeper
by @ColinCBSSports from Chase Center…3:57 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Norman Powell were 0/17 FGs in second half tonight in Golden State – 1:45 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Ain’t no way that was how the Warriors were defending Russell Westbrook 💀 AM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Clippers crushed by the Warriors, fall to 0-4 with Russell Westbrook. Right now, #Rockets could swap the Bucks first-round pick (#30) that they own with the Clippers pick at #17.
This is how crazy close it is — Washington (#11 pick) has the same number of losses as LAC. – 12:40 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The LA Clippers are now 0-4 since signing Russell Westbrook. AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Russell Westbrook, who is 4 inches shorter, has 247 games of 11 rebounds. Heck, even Steph has 20. – 12:09 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Well, Clippers are back in hell. Terance Mann 3 cuts Golden State lead to 87-72 to end third quarter.
Before Mann’s 3, Clippers made a total of 3 FGs. Here were Golden State runs after each:
– 14-5 after Kawhi and-one
– 9-0 after Plumlee-Westbrook alley
– 17-1 after Kawhi ATO – 11:59 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Golden State 9-0 run
Golden State 70-66 lead
Only Clippers field goals in 3rd quarter: Plumlee alley-oop from Westbrook, Kawhi and-one.
5 turnovers (matching first half), 2/15 FGs, 0/3 3s. Not getting to the line despite being in bonus.
4:06 left in 3rd quarter – 11:50 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Westbrook alley-oop to Plumlee ended a 14-5 Golden State run and a Clippers field goal drought of 4:20.
Clippers lead down to 66-63. Dreadful offensive quarter for Clippers so far: 2/11 FGs, 1:4 assist-TO ratio. Only retaining the lead due to FTs. – 11:43 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
The tale of two plays for me for Russell Westbrook if this is going to work with the Clippers. In the first one, has a wide open cutting lane on a 45, just doesn’t take it. In the second one, gets the ball back, eats up the space given to him, forces help, makes pass. PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Russell Westbrook takes and misses his second 3, a catch-and-shoot that went in and out off a pass from a driving Kawhi Leonard. – 10:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Per Chris Haynes, Russell Westbrook still wants to win Sixth Man of the Year despite becoming a starter with the Clippers.
“I did a lot to buy into the system there with the Lakers,” Westbrook, per Haynes. PM

Draymond Green’s defense on Russell Westbrook 😳 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The Warriors guarding Westbrook oh no PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
After a Kuminga baseline dunk, Golden State takes 19-17 lead with 3:53 left in first quarter.
Golden State had Draymond Green sink into the paint while Westbrook was on ball. Been a rough start from outside for Clippers, with Leonard making only 3 out of 6 attempts. – 10:22 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Clippers could really use the momentum of a win right now. Obviously, the noise of starting 0-4 with Westbrook wouldn’t be helpful.
But in the grand scheme of things… the Clippers probably want to help the Warriors sneak up to No. 5 so they can avoid the Suns in Round 1. – 10:13 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did it three times. Elgin Baylor and Jerry West did it twice. All 20 other duos have done it once. – 10:02 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Paul George
Kawhi Leonard
Mason Plumlee
Eric Gordon
Russell Westbrook
Donte DiVincenzo
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney
Klay Thompson
Jordan Poole – 9:45 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors starters
Clippers starters
Eric Gordon
Paul George
Mason Plumlee
No Marcus Morris, no Zubac for the Clippers – 9:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers will start:
Westbrook – 9:32 PM

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