NBA playoffs: Westbrook doesn't 'give an (expletive)' about making NBA history in loss – USA TODAY


Russell Westbrook had a huge night but it wasn’t enough for the Thunder to beat the Rockets in Game 2. USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) handles the ball during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center.(Photo: Erik Williams, USAT)

Didn’t catch all the action from Wednesday’s NBA playoff games? Here’s what you may have missed from all across the NBA playoffs:

► History? Russell Westbrook doesn’t “give an (expletive).”

► Playoff Stephen Curry, oh how we missed you.

Steph was feeling himself after this one

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 20, 2017

And playoff JaVale McGee — thanks for joining the party.

► Did Marcus Smart flip a fan the bird? The NBA thinks so. They fined him $25,000 for his “obscene gesture.”

Thunder collapse puts them in 2-0 hole: Westbrook set an NBA record with the most points ever in a postseason triple-double, but the Rockets rallied late in the fourth to spoil his night.

ICYMI: Your #Rockets had a huge comeback win last night vs. the Thunder in Game 2! #RunAsOne 🚀

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 20, 2017

► Paul George insists he didn’t throw teammates under the bus: George directed critical comments at C.J. Miles and Lance Stephenson following both Games 1 and 2, but says he has to apologize to no one.

Speaking of Stephenson, he revealed his defensive strategy for stopping LeBron James to USA TODAY Sports. And no, it has nothing to do with blowing in James’ ear.

It’s time for Lebron vs Lance: Round 2

— All Day Basketball

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