Russell Westbrook, player who symbolized the first success of the Lakers

To see the images and cheer in the locker room, you’d think the Lakers had won the NBA title! For his first career success as a coach, Darvin Ham got cold feet from his players, as is traditionally done in the NFL or NCAA. Singing, dancing, happy… It’s a small victory, but we feel it frees a whole group.

“It’s a nice little bath” testifying to Anthony Davis. “You can’t ask for more from a coach. We deserve it, he deserves it, and it’s good to give him this first success as a coach. He gave us a speech, we were there, the type to tell him: ‘OK Coach , we don’t care about your speech’. And we flooded it! »

“I’ve said it since day one: the shots will come eventually. Our offense will match our defense.”

For Darvin Ham, the Lakers need to prove things to themselves“. “Not in the whole world. Not in the media. We had things to prove to ourselves, and I thought the way we responded was brilliant. explained Frank Vogel’s successor.

Two symbols in this victory. First, there is the 3-dot address. The Lakers finished 13 of 30 from 3-point range, or 43%. It’s twice as good as the average address, and in the second period, they even shoot at 50%: 8 out of 16.

“I just think the ball is livelier. The men entered, they stared and then found the shooters unmarked, and the men did not hesitate to shoot” Review by Darvin Ham. “I’ve said it since day one: the shots will come eventually. Our offense will match our defense. »

Another symbol of victory against Denver was the performance of Russell Westbrook. Now the sixth man, he unleashes the expected punch from the bench. He was close to a triple-double with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and he was on the floor during the best passages of the team, as evidenced by his +/-: +18.

“He sacrificed his starting position for the good of the team. He thrived in this role.”

“Honestly, I want to see my teammates improve” Russell Westbrook explained, referring to Lonnie Walker IV and Austin Reaves. “My whole career, I’ve been happy to see other people succeed, and it’s a relief to see other people play well. Tonight, we saw the guys put their shots, be competitive and that’s all we ask. »

Because Russell Westbrook doesn’t put himself out there, Anthony Davis pays tribute to him.

“That a player of his caliber is willing to come off the bench, it shows that he really is a player who is willing to do anything for the team to win” ending inside. “He sacrificed his starting position for the good of the team. He thrived in this role. That’s all we want. I told him, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing. Everything you do is amazing.’ In the last two fights, he just did what he knew how to do. I am proud of him. »

Russell Westbrook Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2008-09 GO ON 82 33 39.8 27.1 81.5 2.2 2.7 4.9 5.3 2.3 1.3 3.3 0.2 15.3
2009-10 GO ON 82 34 41.8 22.1 78.0 1.7 3.2 4.9 8.0 2.5 1.3 3.3 0.4 16.1
2010-11 GO ON 82 35 44.2 33.0 84.2 1.5 3.2 4.6 8.2 2.5 1.9 3.9 0.4 21.9
2011-12 GO ON 66 35 45.7 31.6 82.3 1.5 3.1 4.6 5.5 2.2 1.7 3.6 0.3 23.6
2012-13 GO ON 82 35 43.8 32.3 80.0 1.4 3.9 5.2 7.4 2.3 1.8 3.3 0.3 23.2
2013-14 GO ON 46 31 43.7 31.8 82.6 1.2 4.5 5.7 6.9 2.3 1.9 3.9 0.2 21.8
2014-15 GO ON 67 34 42.6 29.9 83.5 1.9 5.4 7.3 8.6 2.8 2.1 4.4 0.2 28.2
2015-16 GO ON 80 34 45.4 29.6 81.2 1.8 6.0 7.8 10.4 2.5 2.0 4.3 0.3 23.5
2016-17 GO ON 81 35 42.5 34.3 84.5 1.7 9.0 10.7 10.4 2.4 1.6 5.4 0.4 31.6
2017-18 GO ON 80 36 44.9 29.8 73.7 1.9 8.2 10.1 10.3 2.5 1.8 4.8 0.3 25.4
2018-19 GO ON 73 36 42.8 29.0 65.6 1.5 9.6 11.1 10.7 3.4 2.0 4.5 0.5 23.0
2019-20 HOO 57 36 47.2 25.8 76.3 1.8 6.2 7.9 7.0 3.5 1.6 4.5 0.4 27.3
2020-21 IS 65 36 43.9 31.5 65.6 1.7 9.9 11.5 11.7 2.9 1.4 4.8 0.4 22.2
2021-22 EVERYTHING 78 34 44.4 29.8 66.7 1.4 6.0 7.4 7.1 3.0 1.0 3.8 0.3 18.5
2022-23 EVERYTHING 4 30 30.9 12.5 65.0 0.5 6.5 7.0 4.0 2.3 1.8 2.5 0.3 12.3
Total 1025 35 43.8 30.4 78.3 1.7 5.7 7.4 8.4 2.6 1.7 4.1 0.3 22.8

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