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Russell Westbrook dumbfounded by Rockets’ lack of energy in Game 4

Russell Westbrook, Rockets, Lakers

The Houston Rockets were run over by a freight train on Thursday, as they suffered a Game 4 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-100. After the game, Rockets star Russell Westbrook was asked about his team’s apparent lack of energy throughout the contest, to which the former MVP could not give a straight answer.

Westbrook himself could not explain why the Rockets seemed to show a lack of urgency in a key matchup in the series:

Westbrook actually had another impressive showing in this one, finishing the loss with a team-high 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting, to go along with three rebounds, three assists, three steals, and a block in 41 minutes of action. Westbrook had to pick up most of the slack all night long, with backcourt buddy James Harden struggling throughout. Harden went just 2-of-11 from the field in this one, and 1-of-6 from distance for 21 points.

The Lakers came out firing to open the game yet again. They outscored the Rockets 31-19 in the second period, as they amassed a 16-point lead by halftime. Had it not been for a furious run by Houston in the fourth, this game would have been a total blowout.

Houston will need to pick themselves up and get their bearings back. They’ve now lost three straight games after taking Game 1 of the series, and are on the brink of elimination. They’ll need to go all out for Game 5 on Saturday, as another loss would send them packing at the end of another disappointing campaign.

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