Russell Westbrook set another NBA triple-double record Wednesday night. But NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon offered a bit of criticism after the Oklahoma City Thunder star’s exploits failed to spark a victory over the Houston Rockets. “With his poise and control, his game is on a whole different level. He’s a tremendous talent, but as far as the game, he was trying to do too much,” Olajuwon told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. The numbers illustrate Olajuwon’s point perfectly. While his overall final stats look fantastic — 51 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and four steals — Westbrook took 43 shots Wednesday night, 18 of which came in the fourth quarter. After the game, the star point guard realized the error of his ways. “I’ve got to do a better job of finding my guys and trusting in them, especially when things aren’t going our way late in games,” Westbrook said. Indeed, already in an 0-2 hole against Houston, the Thunder are in danger of being swept right out of the playoffs unless they can play better as a unit.
Hakeem Olajuwon: Russell Westbrook ‘trying to do too much’
Sportsnaut | Apr 20