The Oklahoma City Thunder keep on giving meme makers to get creative by beating the Golden State Warriors in game 1 of their playoff series, as Russell Westbrook got to out play Stephen Curry.
Let’s say this: If LeBron James had a performance like Curry in a fourth quarter, he wouldn’t hear the end of it. Curry? He gets to walk away, because he’s turned into something of a golden boy. But golden boy or not, his team got outplayed in the second half and especially in the fourth quarter by two players, and especially Westbrook, often criticized for not delivering in the clutch.
Westbrook travelled? Yes. But the Refs should have given the Thunder a timeout earlier. They were calling for it before he crossed the half court line. And the Warriors suddenly complaining about referee mistakes is funny considering how much they’ve enjoyed weird calls going their way.
Bottom line? This is a series. The Thunder didn’t poke the bear, they ran all over it, like they did with the Spurs. I still think it’s the Warriors series to lose, but it’s probably not going to be the last time they lose a game in this series.