Sunday only has three games on the schedule, nothing earth-shattering but there’s a few good matchups to watch.
The basketball Gods couldn’t have scripted anything better than Russell Westrbook’s three-pointer in OT to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a one point victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
The final score in the trilling match was 113-112 and was back and fourth the entire evening. The contest could easily be the game of the year and one of the best shots in Westbrook’s young career.
The few NBA players who weren’t in action last night took to Twitter immediately after the shot. Others were talking about it today, including Warriors guard Stephen Curry who was visibility upset after the loss.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 30, 2013
Last night after the game he questioned whether or not Westbrook’s foot was on the three-point line.
Westbrook finished with 43 points and seven assists in the game, he also had help from Kevin Durant who added 25 points and 13 boards.
After his stellar game, any doubt that Westbrook came back from injury too early should be put to rest.
The Thunder next play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC.
All-Star Weekend is here!
Friday night kicks things off with the All-Star Celebrity Game.
Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love may be injured, but he’s on the scene at All-Star weekend. He kept tabs on all of the the pre-game action by giving a play-by-play of participants’ fashion.
I have one glaring issue with Scott Brooks in this game. When Kevin Durant got into foul trouble in the third quarter, he was forced to be taken out. Alright, no problem, Russell Westbrook time. But then he takes out Westbrook along side Durant, and the Heat stage a quick comeback. In the finals, no matter what, the Thunder should have at least two of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the floor at all times. No exceptions. And if Durant and Westbrook must both come out, it should be brief and they become very dependent on James Harden. Disappointing loss for the Thunder, and they suddenly find themselves in two must-win games in Miami, where the Heat seem to be almost unbeatable. The Thunder better get themselves together in the next day or two, because they basically cannot lose Game 4.