Russell Westbrook’s aggressiveness is imperative for the Rockets

Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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Westbrook’s turnover problem for Houston Rockets

Westbrook has also struggled with turnovers during the playoffs, too, as he’s had a tough time staying in control while dribbling the basketball. At times, watching Russ dribble the ball has been like watching the Tasmanian Devil from Looney Tunes play basketball.

Westbrook must be in more control while playing basketball because he is averaging 4.2 turnovers per game. Westbrook was asked about his turnovers following Game 2, and gave an honest assessment, while also accepting responsibility.

“Some of it is my fault. Some of it is missed calls. But it’s on me. I don’t point fingers at nobody else. I own what I do, and that’s that,” said Westbrook.

Although many Rockets fans have begun to worry about Russ, James Harden keeps confidence for his long-time friend and teammate.

“Russ will be fine. He’s great. The great thing about Russ is that he does more to affect the game other than score the basketball,” Harden said after Game 2 on Sunday. “He’s so athletic that he can affect it with his defense and his playmaking. He does a variety of things to impact the game.”

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