DeMarcus Cousins & Russell Westbrook Play Better When They “Play Angry”

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| September 17th, 2015 | 3,518 Views


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.


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.



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