“No Matter What People Say About Russell Westbrook, He Competes”: Stephen Curry Lauds Clippers Guard for Unteachable Trait

Advait Jajodia
|Published March 16, 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors bout was as exciting as we expected it to be. With all the stars performing at their highest level, the two California-based franchises produced one action-packed thriller that ended 136-124 in LAC’s favour, despite the wizardry from Stephen Curry.

Playing 38:32 minutes, Curry went on a scoring outburst. Apart from recording his 2nd 50-point game of the season, the 6-foot-3 sharpshooter lodged 6 assists and 2 steals.

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However, Steph’s scoring rampage was eclipsed by the All-Star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. While the Claw put up 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, PG13 had 24/2/7 in 40:21 minutes.

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“Russell Westbrook is starting to figure out his role”: Stephen Curry

Russell Westbrook might not have been the 3rd, 4th, or even the 5th-highest scorer. However, the 34-year-old was excellent, both offensively and defensively.

Apart from recording 2 steals, Russ put up 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists while having 0 turnovers.

After the bout, Chef Curry had some high praises for Mr. Triple-Double. Talking about Westbrook’s fit the LA-based franchise, The Baby-Faced Assassin lauded him for competing every night despite all the criticism he receives. The 2-time MVP further said:

“I think he’s starting to figure out his role, if that makes sense, in the way that he can impact their team, no matter how teams are defending him. It’s one of those, you kind of have to think creatively because they have a very interesting group of guys that, on both ends of the floor, can play the game a lot of different ways. One thing about Russ that we all know, no matter what people say about him or how he’s playing, he competes. I know they love that about him. Every night, he shows up and plays hard.

That’s something you can’t teach. That’s something of a lost art, these days.”

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Russ’ stats since joining the Los Angeles Clippers

After going 0-5 since the acquisition of Westbrook, the team has gone undefeated in the next 4 games.

Throughout this 9-game span, the 2017 MVP has averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists.

With the Los Angeles Clippers looking in sync, it’s about time Ty Lue’s boys make a push to clinch a playoff berth.

Also Read: 35-year-old Stephen Curry Keeps Making History, Starts an Elite Club for Himself

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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