It wasn’t emphatic. It wasn’t excellent.
But it was effective.
The Thunder are done with the Mavericks after five games, and on to San Antonio to play the Spurs. We’ll get to that. But first, let’s talk about this Game 5, and this series. Here’s what I think we learned:
1) Russell Westbrook isn’t a superstar. He’s a superstarrrrrrrrrrrrr. So yeah, Mark Cuban said some silly things pregame and Westbrook proved those even sillier with his colossus of a game — 36-12-9 — stomping out every Mavs comeback attempt in the fourth quarter. If Cuban was trying to mentally hijack Westbrook, it failed miserably and in the meantime, probably messed up any slim chance he had to get a meeting with Kevin Durant this summer. Because as you’ve surely seen, when asked about Cuban’s comments, Durant jumped in for Westbrook.
“Hold up,” he said. “He’s an idiot. He’s an idiot. Don’t listen to him. Alright. That’s what we’ve got to say about that. He’s an idiot. Next question.” Keep Reading…