Westbrook’s struggles in Game 2
The Lakers’ 3-2 defensive scheme has been effective on the Houston Rockets, but the Rockets were able to turn it around in the 2nd half against the Lakers in Game 2. The Rockets were able to come back from a 67-51 deficit by taking the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter, 92-90.
Westbrook still had a hard time getting in rhythm by only scoring eight points in the 2nd half, and he made it known after the contest. “I’ve got to look at film and figure out how to be effective,” as Westbrook said on his offense. Harden was able to look over film with Westbrook so they could adjust their offense.
Even after a disappointing performance, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel knows not to sleep on Westbrook.
“Russell Westbrook is as much of a threat as any of their shooters. In fact, he’s probably a bigger threat than any of their shooters,” as Vogel alarmed reporters after tying the series. “Russell attacking on the back side is every bit as lethal, if not more lethal than their spot up players.”
Hopefully, Westbrook can turn it around, as the Houston Rockets will need him to if they want to beat the Lakers.