Westbrook, Leonard says, ‘adds energy to the team’

Leonard spoke of Westbrook, who became his teammate.

The LA Clippers won the 2022-2023 NBA regular season Oklahoma City Thunder 127-105 at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on the 24th 안전놀이터(Korean time). With the victory on this day, it was the Clippers who recorded 6 wins and 2 losses in the last 8 games. It was on the rise and took the 4th place in the West.

The main contributor to the victory was Kawhi Leonard (201cm, F). Leonard scored 32 points with an 86% (13/15) field goal success rate. He not only scored, but also recorded 6 rebounds and 6 assists. He was in perfect form on defense as well, recording 4 steals.

In addition, Russell Westbrook (191cm, G) also recorded 24 points and 7 assists, with a field goal success rate of 61% (8/13). His 4 errors were disappointing, but he showed good performance.

In response, Leonard shared his impressions of playing with Westbrook. Leonard said in an interview with ‘Clutch Point’, “We have a guard who will go to the Hall of Fame. Westbrook adds energy to our team. He and he paces. He grabs the rebound and runs faster than anyone else. He brings a lot to the team. Running together is really fun.”

The Clippers have lost all of their first five games since joining Westbrook. However, he rebounded after recording four consecutive wins. During the four-game winning streak, Westbrook scored only 9.5 points. However, he melted into the team by focusing on rebounding and game management. Recently, he showed a complete adaptation to the team. As a result, the Clippers moved higher up in the rankings fight.

Although they are now in 4th place, they are only 3 games behind the 11th place Dallas Mavericks. An uneasy situation. In particular, Paul George (201cm, F) recently suffered an injury and cannot play for a while. That’s why Westbrook’s performance is more important clippers.