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Pistons fall to Westbrook and the Thunder

Steven Adams continued his solid form for the Thunder with 16 points and nine boards in a home win over the Pistons GETTY IMAGES Steven Adams continued his solid form for the Thunder with 16 points and nine boards in a home win over the Pistons
Elettra Stolfi | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:17

Yet, if one goes by game score - a Hollinger metric that gives a rough measure of a player's productivity for a single game - Anthony Davis has been the most impressive performer, averaging a game score of 26.1 versus Russell Beastbrook's 24.6. Westbrook piled up 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists to lead the Thunder past the Knicks, 112-103. He's currently at 30.9 points, 11.3 assists and 10.4 rebounds per game on the year, and is by far the most captivating player in the world right now.

Russell Westbrook has been on an absolute tear through 18 games of his first season as the Oklahoma City Thunder's clear-cut alpha dog. "I'm happy we won - that's the most important part for me", Westbrook told reporters. "I mean, that's really what he is". I like to win and compete at a high level.

"I think it's gonna be a continual process for him", Donovan said.

Knicks: Coach Jeff Hornacek said reserve F Lance Thomas, who hasn't played since November 12 because of a left ankle injury, has been working on the exercise bike and shooting and could be back at practice soon, though there is no timetable for his return to games. The player Michael Jordan says reminds him of himself in his glory years is going out and putting up massive numbers every night, living up to that highest praise and then some.

If I asked you to name the most statistically dominant National Basketball Association player through approximately the first ⁄4 of the 2016-17 season, who would be your pick? "We made very little effort and Oklahoma City played a whole lot harder than us and deserved to win". Whether it's preparation for the next game or where we gotta get better or what happened that we need to improve in or what tweaks we need to make offensively, we're kinda focused on those things. There's certain times when a player gets insane numbers, and his team loses.

Russell Westbrook continues to reach new heights.

The numbers have been solid for Rose, scoring 15.9 points, while adding 5.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose scored his most points since coming to the Knicks (8-9), accumulating 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23 points and 6.3 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. At his peak, he and Westbrook garnered comparisons as the NBA's two most explosive point guards.

Atlanta looked to have the Warriors rattled after edging into an 81-80 lead as the finals quarter got under way.

"That's like a double slap in the face", Green said of his two late blocks.

"I don't know if I've ever seen a sequence like that from one guy. Just an incredible defensive sequence". "I disagree. That (bothers) me".

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