— Travis Singleton (@SneakerReporter) November 16, 2015
Russell Westbrook may not want to admit it, but a new rivalry may be forming between him and Celtics second-year guard Marcus Smart.
Smart clearly held his own against OKC’s All-NBA guard, dropping a career high 26 points on Sunday.
He not only held Westbrook to just 5-20 shooting, he made Westbrook work on the other end of the court as well.
The Celtics won by 15 points, 100-85, but Westbrook brushed it off when a reporter suggested that the young guard could match up physically with him.
The Oklahoman‘s Anthony Slater has the full exchange:
Competitive juices still flowing for Russell Westbrook postgame when asked about Marcus Smart: pic.twitter.com/iTr41R3qXM
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 16, 2015
Westbrook will see Smart and the Celtics again on March 16 in Boston.