The Scoop: cleaning up last night’s action in the Association…
Western Conference Finals (Game 4)
Top DOG of the Night: Russell Westbrook (36 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists)
A new world order is at hand! Well, not just yet but the defending champs are now in a 3-1 hole following another blowout win by OKC. After jumping out to a 22-8 lead to start the game, Russell Westbrook (f***** around and got ANOTHER trip-dub) went berserk, totaling 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds BY HALFTIME.
At the end of two, OKC held a 19-point advantage and the Dubs never recovered.
Play of the Day:
You have to figure the Dubs will come out with a vengeance in Game 5 but it’s insane to believe how dominant OKC has looked through 4 games. The champs still have a fighting chance but is it enough to avoid elimination?
Tonight’s key takeaway for OKC is their supporting cast “turning the corner.” Though guys like Steven Adams (11 points, 7 boards) & Dion Waiters have played well most of the postseason, everyone was on the same page and a balanced effort was the direct result.
Adams was strong defensively, Waiters was effective (10 points, 3 dimes) with his rock up, shoot (OR PASS) game, Andre Roberson was money on both ends (17 points, 12 boards) & Serge Ibaka provided a nice punch (17 points, 7 boards).
Russ & KD got all the help they needed and OKC’s overall team defense was as stingy as ever.
That’s why they’re on the verge of the Finals.
OKC leads series, 3-1.