Friday, February 27, 2015

Russell Westbrook Continues His MVP Campaign, But the Suns End up Topping the Thunder

Russell Westbrook did it again last night, only this time the Thunder did not win.  Coming off of a 7 game win streak the Thunder went into Phoenix looking to extend their streak to 8 games.  After their 117-113 OT win last night, the Suns only sit 1 1/2 games behind the Thunder for the final playoff spot.  Last night's game was definitely a must win for both teams, only one team could actually win though.

Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 28 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, and 4 blocks.  He has stepped up in his new role since Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic have left.  Markieff Morris also had a great game and led the Suns with 29 points.

Russell Westbrook dominated with a triple double again last night.  He racked up 39 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists.  This helped him lead his team in rebounds, points, and assists.  Without MVP Kevin Durant (out due to injured foot), Westbrook has put the Thunder on his back.

Westbrook is single-handily pushing to get the Thunder in the playoffs.  Through the end of January and into February he has been putting up MVP like numbers.  His averages for the month of February are as follows; 30.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and 10.2 APG.  Also, the Thunder have gone 9-2 during that stretch because of his play.  Not only has he been doing good for Oklahoma, he also won all-star game MVP this month.  Westbrook has been stealing all of the thunder in the MVP race lately, no pun intended.

Although they lost last night, Oklahoma City still has great momentum on their side.  Tonight, they face off with Portland on the road.  Maybe they will start a new winning streak tonight, if they do Westbrook will have to dominate a matchup against all-star Damian Lillard.

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