The Rockets’ run forced (Russell) Westbrook back into the game without his customary rest to start the fourth quarter as the Thunder simply couldn’t do without him on the floor. His 14 misses in the fourth were the most in one playoff quarter by any player in the past 20 years.
Afterward, Westbrook denied fatigue played any role. Whether or not it did, in a series this close, against an offense this potent, the Thunder can’t afford to squander opportunities.
Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
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