The OKC Thunder lose Game One to the Rockets by 30-plus points and Westbrook is to blame for the most part. His shot selection from tip-off was very questionable at best, mainly because he decided to shoot three-pointers--shooting only 27%. Westbrook’s overall field goal percentage was worst than that at 26%, shooting 6-23 from the field for 22 points.
2) Three-Point Shot Selection:
As mentioned before Westbrook shot 27% from behind the arc, only connecting on 3 of his 11 attempts. One of the reasons why his three ball wasn't falling was because of his poor choices to shoot the ball while contested. Westbrook only shot 34% from behind the arc for the season, so it is not in the team’s best interest to take a lot of threes. He should consider scoring within the arc and abandoning the three-pointer unless open or in rhythm.
Westbrook finishes the game with 9 turnovers, the team as a whole only had 15 for the game. Turnovers only fueled the Rockets’ offense and gave them fastbreak points that they wanted. Westbrook had some untimely offensive fouls and was a bit out of control driving to the cup. He also only had six assists to add to this issue, adding more weight to what was a horrible night for the MVP candidate.