Dean: Criticism of Russell Westbrook May Be Deserved

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 9, 2011 5:7 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

MEMPHIS, Tennessee -- For the second time this postseason, Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook is drawing criticism for his late-game performance in a pivotal game.

Against Memphis, the third-year point guard scored a team-high 23 points and dished out 12 assists, but struggled with turnovers late and contributed to the Thunder’s late-game fade.

For Oklahoma City to claim a must-win game four and avoid falling behind 3-1 in the series, the Thunder needs a big performance from all of its stars, and great play from Westbrook.