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#pounditFriday, July 23, 2021

Russell Westbrook tells Kevin Durant to ‘wake up’ during Game 2 (Video)

The Oklahoma City Thunder minus Serge Ibaka have been no match for the San Antonio Spurs through two games of the Western Conference finals. That has been evident.

During the middle of the team’s blowout loss in Game 2 on Wednesday, Russell Westbrook did his best to try getting MVP Kevin Durant going.

Russell Westbrook Kevin Durant wake upRuss was seen pointing to his head and repeatedly telling the Slim Reaper to “wake up.” Durant was 6-of-16 for 15 points with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes. It was hardly the type of performance that made him MVP. Westbrook put up even more of a stinker, going 7-of-24 from the field.

Westbrook talked after the game about all the points in the paint the Thunder allowed and admitted they missed Ibaka. According to ESPN’s stats, the Spurs have scored 120 points in the paint — 51 percent of all their points — while shooting 67 percent in the paint.

We don’t post this to show in an effort to show that Westbrook and Durant aren’t getting along, but to show how frustrated things are for them. It’s obvious they’re not the same without Serge.

San Antonio won 112-77 two days after winning 122-105 in Game 1. Maybe things will get better for OKC at home, but things aren’t looking too good for them right now.

Video via @cjzero


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