Russell Westbrook led the undefeated OKC Thunder to a thrilling 85-83 road win Wednesday night against the LA Clippers.
Even the opposing team owner couldn’t help but be impressed by Russ.
Westbrook added six rebounds and five assists in the victory.
Per the AP:
Although he wasn’t near a triple-double for the first time this season, the ferocious point guard carried the Thunder down the stretch, scoring their final six points and making a key hustle play in the last minute.
“That’s the only way I know how to get it,” Westbrook said. “Nothing was ever given to me growing up, and I always had to find ways to get it. … I play every game like it’s my last. I play every game the same, always, like I’ve been saying for years. Regardless of who we play, I’m going to play the same way.”
“He’s been great,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “Just being around him and seeing his commitment to his teammates, his leadership and his competitive fire rubbing off on his teammates, it’s been great to watch. What he’s doing statistically is amazing, but as a coach, I’ve been impressed with his leadership.”