Russell Westbrook is having a terrific time with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Even though they went down to 3-1 in their first-round series against the Phoenix Suns, Westbrook is balling out.
Things have changed a lot for Westbrook since last season. He is posting some impressive numbers in the playoffs.
Westbrook is balling out for the Clippers 🔥📈 pic.twitter.com/CwjHmHJmZR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 23, 2023
He went from 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game with the Lakers to 26 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists with the Clippers.
His shooting percentages went from 41.7% from the field to 46%, 29.6% from beyond the arc to 40.9% and 65.5% from the free-throw line to 88.2%.
Fans were happy to see this, as they took to social media to celebrate the former NBA MVP.
eliminated or not , this man played his hardest.
— ej2xx💙🤍 (@russgoat0_) April 23, 2023
Allowing him 2b himself…
Anywhere else he went he was going 2 do better
— DoubleNW (@DoubleNW) April 23, 2023
I'm honestly surprised and loving it!
— jordan (@miaspoppa) April 23, 2023
Westbrook is the man! Russ is ballin for sure!
— Alan Eskelsen (@AlanEskelsen) April 23, 2023
We all do better outside of a toxic relationship.
— Its me B (@SunCityHoops) April 23, 2023
Westbrook didn’t have the best time on the Lakers and after being traded and cut by the Utah Jazz, he signed with the Clippers.
This has proven to be a good move for him.
He has thrived on the defensive end of the ball while also helping his team with his scoring.
Westbrook has been the best player on the Clippers in the young 2023 NBA Playoffs.
Even though the team has won only one game against the Suns, he’s been on a tear.
In Game 4 of this series, he once again showed he’s not done.
KD and Russ showed OUT in Game 4 🍿
KD: 31 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST
Russ: 37 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
Suns picked up the W and a 3-1 series lead.#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel pic.twitter.com/s4sfU5z2pn
— NBA (@NBA) April 22, 2023
Defending, attacking the rim, and even making long-range shots, Westbrook tried everything to get a big win.
Now, the situation is complex for the Clippers, but Westbrook isn’t losing hope.
Game 5 of this series is scheduled for Tuesday, with the Clippers trying to steal another game at Footprint Center.
The Suns, on the other hand, will try to end this series.NEXT: Fans React To Latest Kawhi Leonard Injury Report