It was questionable whether Russell Westbrook was fouled or not by Chris Paul on a 3 point attempt that led to 3 free throws at the end of the game, but there was no question that Westbrook was a force in GM5 when he scored 23 of his playoff career-high 38 points in the second half.
“He’s fierce and he’s fearless,” Brooks said. “He’s a winner. The guy competes for his team every single night, and he practices the way he plays. He makes basketball plays to put our team in a winning position.”
“I think when you get a win like this, it brings everybody closer,” Westbrook said. “It lets you know you can’t mess around. You have to take every moment, every play, and go out and win the game.”
The Thunder now lead the series 3-2 and Westbrook is averaging 30/7/7 for the series.