Draymond Green reveals how Russell Westbrook adjusted to Warriors defense
Russell Westbrook paid the Warriors not to guard him.
Russell Westbrook didn't have a great shooting game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, but he certainly made them pay to shut him down defensively.
While Westbrook shot 6/16 from the field, he filled the stat sheet in several ways: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers.
Westbrook even grabbed 4 offensive rebounds, which led to multiple second-chance points for the Clippers.
When the Warriors dared Westbrook to shoot threes, he obliged and went 2/5 from deep.
Draymond Green was asked how Westbrook has improved since the last time the Clippers and Warriors met, and Green gave a very simple answer.
"He made some shots that he missed," Green said.
"I thought he did a good job of not just standing there the whole time, but he made some shots that he missed last time."
The last time Westbrook faced off against the Warriors, he put up: 8 points, 6 assists, 0 rebounds, and 4 turnovers on 3/12 shooting.
Saying Westbrook simply made more shots is a huge oversimplification of Draymond and a big reason they lost to the Clippers.
Westbrook utilized the additional room the Heroes gave him protectively to crash the sheets and make the group pay with hostile bounce back.
It's that level of attention to detail that has caused the Warriors to lose games on the road.