“Russ Can’t Guard Dort Either”: NBA Analyst Criticizes Rockets’ Star Russell Westbrook in Win Against OKC

Published 09/03/2020, 12:50 AM EDT


The nail-biter series between Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder ended with the Rockets as victors. It was arguably the best series so far in the Playoffs. The Rockets took the final game of the series with a score of 104-102.

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James Harden struggled on the offensive end, but he made it up with a clutch defensive play on Luguentz Dort in the dying minutes of the game. Dort scored a breathtaking 30 points while shooting 6-12 from the three-point line. But it was not enough to squeak a victory against the Rockets.

During the game, Russell Westbrook scored a bucket on Dort and went wild. Popular NBA analyst Skip Bayless had some comments on his reaction.

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Westbrook yells after scoring on Dort: “He can’t guard me!” Unfortunately, Russ can’t guard Dort either.” said Bayless.

Westbrook is known for being a vocal player on the court. Westbrook backed up his voice today with a 20 point display in a game where James Harden struggled.

Houston Rockets will battle Los Angeles Lakers in the second round

The Houston Rockets barely got past OKC, and now they have to face the #1 seed in the Western Conference. After going down 1-0 in the opening game, the Lakers won four consecutive games against the Blazers.

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Moreover, both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are performing at an elite level. LBJ averaged a triple-double in the first round while AD registered almost 30 points and 10 boards in the opening round of the playoffs.

Although the Rockets can go toe to toe with the Lakers on the offensive end, it’s the defense where the latter have an edge. Along with DPOY candidate Anthony Davis, Lakers centers JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard possess incredible shot-blocking ability.

Further, the Rockets have opted for a small-ball lineup that leaves a hole in the paint. All things considered, the battle for a berth in the Western Conference Finals will be magnificent to watch.

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The series will be exciting to watch, regardless of who wins.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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