Through four games, one team's stars are outplaying their counterparts. Paul George was 8-of-21 shooting but at least was getting to the free throw line on his way to 32 points. After Jusuf Nurkic was injured, the Thunder were the popular pick in the series, but the Blazers were undeterred.
Westbrook had been asked about his team's defense on Portland guard Damian Lillard - whether he liked it in the first half and what changed in the second - and he replied, "It's a good question".
In the regular season he's had a career high in points per game (13.9), rebounds (9.5) Assists (1.6) and steals (1.5). Oklahoma City has not had an answer for him. The Oklahoma City Thunder would have hoped to replicate that performance in Game 4 and head to Portland for Game 5 with the series all tied up. Instead, Schröder attacked downhill, got to the paint and helped the Thunder rattle off 8 straight points, including a George step-back corner three-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in the third to make it a game again.
Speaking on his Bill Simmons Podcast, the former ESPN analyst pointed the finger exclusively at Adams for the Thunder's woes, suggesting it's time Oklahoma City move the Kiwi on.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts had joked about it before last Friday's Game 3, opening his pregame news conference by telling Tramel, "Go ahead, ". He struck an encouraging tone on Twitter Sunday night.
Frankly, this series was decided back in January when Victor Oladipo went down with a ruptured right quadriceps tendon. "I've seen nothing from him this series".
Game 5 is Tuesday in Portland, and the Blazers can eliminate the Thunder.
"Regardless or what the series is, it's always one game at a time", George said.Читайте также: Tesla custom Full Self-Driving Computer is already in all new cars
Milwaukee likely sweeps Detroit out of the playoffs on Monday night, setting up their showdown with Boston in the second round.
"Though there is plenty of blame to go around (including the lack of shooting on the roster), all eyes are on Westbrook", Marks wrote. But he hadn't had a breakout game, the kind we expect from one of the game's best shooters.
So he went for a swim (via NBC Sports Bay Area and Monte Poole).
"They just packed the paint".
The size of Steven Adams' contract - rather than his playoff showing - is the chief reason why some Thunder fans wouldn't be adverse to the Kiwi centre being traded. The Warriors won 113-105 to take a 3-1 series lead heading back to the Bay Area for Game 5.
"Midrange jumpers, that's his shot", Lillard said.
Golden State has a showdown with Houston coming. With all due respect to the other teams still in the dance in the West, that is your Western Conference Finals, it's just taking place in the second round. We'll get into the flow, we'll get into the rhythm and the ball will find it's way in the hole.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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