Russell Westbrook leads a second-half flurry, scoring 24 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oklahoma City is unexpectedly ahead in the Western Conference finals.
LeBron James is fond of saying that today’s NBA is driven by point guards.
Russell Westbrook’s refusal to bow down to league darling Stephen Curry helped Oklahoma City to stand tall and send a strong opening message in their Western Conference finals clash.
Outside his locker room, first-year Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan received a round of handshakes and hugs for pulling off something no other team has this postseason.
Coach Terry Stotts has agreed with the Portland Trail Blazers on a contract extension, according to multiple reports on Monday.
Oklahoma center Steven Adams converted an errant pass by team mate Russell Westbrook into two critical free throws with 1:01 left on Monday to short-circuit a Golden State rally and help the Thunder to a 108-102 Game 1 victory in the Western Conference finals.
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