What Russell Westbrook told Kendrick Perkins as he dominated Celtics
Former NBA big man and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins says Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook was telling him the game is too easy for him right now while he was dominating the Boston Celtics on Saturday in Boston on national television.
Westbrook put up 41 points against the Celtics in 43 minutes, helping the Rockets win by a final score of 111-110:
Westbrook is just the second player in Rockets franchise history to record at least 30 straight 20-point games. James Harden has done so three different times.
In his first season with the Rockets, Westbrook is averaging 27.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists. The former MVP is shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 25.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Westbrook, who averaged a triple-double three seasons in a row coming into this year, has 20 double-doubles and eight triple-doubles on the season. The Rockets are 33-16 with Westbrook in the lineup and 39-20 overall on the season, which is good for fourth place in the Western Conference standings.
The Rockets are the only team in the NBA with two MVPs leading the charge. Once the playoffs start, Houston will ultimately go as far as Westbrook and Harden can take them as they lead their super-small-ball revolution.
Neither Westbrook nor Harden has a championship on their résumé. This season marks a great opportunity for both All-Stars to capture their first title.
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