Thunder’s Russell Westbrook After Loss To Rockets: ‘Stay Positive’ [VIDEO]
Russell Westbrook comments on Thunder’s loss to Rockets
The MVP’s main advice to his team after a second straight defeat: “stay positive” to help turn things around for the last 16 games of the regular season.
“We have a lot of games left and a lot of nights left to play basketball and go out and compete,” said Westbrook. “That’s what we got to do.”
Russell Westbrook asked about what he needs to do as a leader: “Stay positive. We have a lot of nights left to go out and play basketball and compete.” pic.twitter.com/1Hb5APEhVz
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) March 7, 2018
The Western Conference-leading Rockets (50-13) now have 16 straight wins. The Thunder (37-29), meanwhile, is seventh in the West, just 1.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Chris Paul led Houston with 25 points in Tuesday’s victory at Oklahoma City, and James Harden added 23 points and 11 assists. Seven Rockets scored in double figures that night.
“We just try to stay in the moment,” Paul told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon about his team’s win streak. “Stay in the moment, not try to think about all that stuff. Just keep hooping and leave all that other stuff for everybody else to talk about.”
Oklahoma City next hosts Phoenix on Thursday night, and then San Antonio on Saturday night. Houston visits Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 28: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles up court against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2016 in New York City.