DeMarcus Cousins & Russell Westbrook Play Better When They “Play Angry”
According to NBAAYY and their pretty cool charts, defenders should treat DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook like Bruce Banner because when they get angry – competition gets destroyed.
In Boogie’s case, every statistical average went up after he got a T and that was quite often. Cousins was second in the league in techs with 14; The 14 was 9 more than his goal of getting 5 or less during the season.
In the case of Russell Westbrook – who tied Markieff Morris with the most techs (15) – his scoring average skyrocketed while his assists took a small dip.
WESTBROOK’S CAREER NIGHT
You might remember one of the most controversial techs on Westbrook last season came during his career-high night of 54 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The tech, which KD called bullshit on Twitter, was Westbrook’s 16th which meant an automatic one-game suspension.