Westbrook Vows to Shut Down Rubio in Game 4

Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz to playoff win
Westbrook vows Rubio won't repeat stellar game
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23 April, 2018

Though the Thunder are a good defensive side and Utah are the best in the league, the 210-point over/under total for this game is too low. Getting a body on Favors would be a good start - something I'm not entirely certain Melo is capable of. "And he's been, to be quite honest, on a hard end the last two games with some of those fouls".

"It's a big part of what we need to do in the series to be sound", Snyder said.

Rubio turned in one of the finest performances of his career while sparking the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Westbrook can live up to his guarantee in Game 4 on Monday in Utah, where the Jazz have the opportunity to go up 3-1 in the series. After the game, Westbrook was asked about how the Thunder allowed Rubio to play so well, and he responded with a guarantee.

"Game 1 wasn't what I expected as far as me shooting the ball", Rubio said. With Carmelo Anthony really struggling to get going, I don't like the Thunder's chances if George doesn't pick up the slack. After a quick putback bucket by Gobert to begin the third, a Westbrook 3-pointer kicked off a 10-0 OKC run, which gave the Thunder a short-lived lead.

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"It was just tough shooting", George said. "I think that's something they're capable of, affecting the game that way". "For us, we've always been a team that's gone over on pick-and-rolls.We've adjusted on certain actions where we've gone under, but a lot of that has to do with where our help is coming from and how quickly we can get back to him". "That game is over with, though".

The NZer played 26 minutes and had only eight points and two rebounds while opposing centre Rudy Gobert contributed 18 points and 12 rebounds for the victors.

"He made some shots", Westbrook says. They also won the rebounding battle, 48-33, grabbing 13 offensive rebounds to OKC's six. In the meantime, Westbrook and the Thunder have plenty of work to do. We support each other, and we've also got great chemistry. "Against this team defensively, we need to have more stamina on more possessions".

It was the usually under-achieving Timberwolves' first postseason victory in 14 years, although the Rockets still hold a 2-1 series lead. If they win tonight, will they bring up five players? It certainly didn't bother him as he closed out the Thunder in Game 2.


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