Russell Westbrook - Is he Kevin Durant's date from Heaven or Hell?

Didn't organize this Chirpstory like my others. May do that later, but I wanted to get it into the public domain ASAP. It's currently done in chronological order. Read More
Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

Westbrook & Durant must get on the same page if they are going to have a chance at beating Memphis.

10/05/2011 07:27:10 WIB
Chris Ballard @Chris_Ballard33

@ScottCacciola Indeed. Memphis and Dallas seemingly only two teams that have figured out you go to best one-on-one player at the end

10/05/2011 08:41:37 WIB

Westbrook has taken more shots than Durant in 5 out of the Thunder's 8 playoff games

10/05/2011 09:05:50 WIB
J.A. Adande @jadande

Memphis 66, OKC 33 in Last 2 quarters + OT period of this series

10/05/2011 09:32:13 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Ultimately, OKC's only response is to make mad dashes to the rim and hope for foul calls.

10/05/2011 09:35:55 WIB

Westbrook/Durant PNP with Cook in the that...

10/05/2011 09:41:04 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Kind of stunned Durant isn't taking charge more offensively.

10/05/2011 09:43:24 WIB
Royce Young @royceyoung

You know what I think might be a good idea right about now? For Russell Westbrook to hog the ball and score some dang points for OKC.

10/05/2011 09:44:25 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Russell Westbrook being aggressive is good for the Thunder. Huh. Who knew? Oh wait, we all should have.

10/05/2011 09:49:54 WIB

That's smart by Durant...Allen gets into you, run into him and create contact...don't shy away from it...

10/05/2011 09:50:42 WIB
Royce Young @royceyoung

Maybe now people are starting to understand the psyche of Russ. Sometimes OKC needs him so badly. It's just hard for him to separate when.

10/05/2011 09:56:45 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

No, no, Westbrook. You have to be disciplined enough to turn that down

10/05/2011 09:57:44 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

How does Durant only have six shots?

10/05/2011 09:59:27 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

(And no, that's not Westbrook's fault)

10/05/2011 09:59:41 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Nice run, OKC, but until Durant gets into this game, I fear it's hollow

10/05/2011 10:02:11 WIB
Royce Young @royceyoung

To be down just four at the half is a complete miracle. And because of Russell Westbrook. He's got 14, KD 10 and Cook 8 off the bench.

10/05/2011 10:02:17 WIB
Kevin Pelton @kpelton

I stand by my assessment that Russell Westbrook is the world's only volume finisher.

10/05/2011 10:22:13 WIB
Not Bill Walton @NotBillWalton

Kevin Durant is breathtaking, but does he have the edge to become a champion? He seems like someone I want to invite over for kombucha tea.

10/05/2011 10:35:07 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Durant get pushed three feet backwards on a wing ISO. Someone needs to work with him on getting stronger off the dribble

10/05/2011 10:41:14 WIB
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

All this said, how many single-doubles and down screens has OKC run this half? Probably not enough.

10/05/2011 10:43:49 WIB
Royce Young @royceyoung

Shane Battier is officially my least favorite player in the league for the next five days. I can't stand the way he plays Durant.

10/05/2011 10:48:28 WIB

@dailythunder That's how you have to play him though...the only way you can stop him is be physical with him...

10/05/2011 10:49:12 WIB

@dailythunder Durant isn't being physical back the right way handed shoves will get called no matter how hard they are...

10/05/2011 10:51:36 WIB

@dailythunder he needs to use his body, push off with his shoulders and his side, leaning in then breaking away, that stuff wont get called

10/05/2011 10:52:12 WIB
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Clarence Gaines @ClarenceGaines2 21/05/2011 01:43:40 WIB
Decided to update story after Westbrook was benched for the entire 4th quarter on 5/19/11 in Game 2 of Western Conference finals vs. Dallas. People felt Brooks had to put Westbrook back into the game given his stature. I don't feel that way & quoted the g