By Daniel Wojciechowski
Special to Daily Thunder
Tonight’s 85-83 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers marks the fourth straight win to start off the regular season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook’s insane nightly stat line continues with thirty-five points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. This was a very low scoring, tightly contested game that contained twenty lead changes. Russell Westbrook willed the Thunder to a victory sealing the game with a clutch jumper over DeAndre Jordan to give the Thunder a two possession lead over the Clippers with less than twenty seconds left.
Neither team consistently shot the ball well tonight, the Thunder shot only forty percent from the field and twenty-five percent from three. Russell Westbrook was the only Thunder player with double digit points, but twelve Thunder players helped by committee in the scoring category. The biggest factors for tonight’s win was the collective defensive effort of the team, the Thunder being plus eleven in the rebounding category and Russell Westbrook being Russell Westbrook. Keep Reading…