Russell Westbrook doesn’t care Rockets were down 25 points to Spurs, happy they stayed the course
Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets were down 25 points to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. It looked like the Rockets were dead in the water and on their way to their second straight loss at home.
That’s when Westbrook went Superman mode and took over the game. The former MVP scored 31 points to lead Houston to a huge comeback victory.
In typical Westbrook fashion, the superstar doesn’t care that the Rockets were down by so much. Russ is just happy the players on the team didn’t get down and stayed the course:
“I don’t know,” Westbrook said of how Houston found itself in a huge deficit, via Kelly Iko of The Athletic. “And I don’t really care, either. I know that during the season, you’re going to have games like this. It’s going to be a moment where you’re going to be able to stay with it and fight through adversity, or put your head down and make a decision. Tonight we did a good job of sticking with it.
“I think it’s important that we stay the course. Win, lose, especially through our game, there are a lot of ups and downs. I think tonight we did a good job of staying the course and playing our game, defending at a high rate.”
The Rockets improved to 18-9 with the win. They are now in the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings.
Westbrook is averaging 22.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 24 games this season for the Rockets. The eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer is shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 22.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free-throw line.
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