Russell Westbrook Dismisses Historic Game 2 Triple-Double

by April 20, 2017

UPDATE: The NBA slapped Russ with a $15K fine for “using inappropriate language.”

Original story…

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Russell Westbrook delivered 51 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists Wednesday night—the highest-scoring Playoff triple-double ever—but he was in no mood to discuss his historic performance.

Westbrook was too busy stewing over the OKC Thunder falling down an 2-0 hole following a 115-111 loss to the Houston Rockets.

James Harden led the Rockets with 35 points and 8 assists.

Per the AP:

Harden scored 35 points and the Rockets overcame 51 points from Westbrook in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history. Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the sixth career playoff triple-double for Westbrook, who had an NBA-record 42 in the regular season.

 

But he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter and the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit.

 

He was not in the mood to talk about his statistics after the game.

 

“I don’t give a (expletive) about the line,” he said before glaring at reporters. “We lost.”