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Russell Westbrook Sends A Message To Lakers Shooters: "No Extra Shots. He Can Shoot Those Shots Tomorrow Or Before The Game. Every Time They Shoot The Ball, We’re Going To Be Right There."

Russell Westbrook Sends A Message To Lakers Shooters: "No Extra Shots. He Can Shoot Those Shots Tomorrow Or Before The Game. Every Time They Shoot The Ball, We’re Going To Be Right There."

Russell Westbrook demonstrated on Friday night how the Rockets will approach their second-round series against the Lakers, with a lot of passion and a lot of pressure. Russ didn't let the Lakers players take a break and he was always on them, trying to prevent them from shooting the ball, even when the clock wasn't running. Westbrook was that dude for the Rockets; even though he wasn't the best scorer in the game, he impacted the game in other ways.

The Rockets had a good advantage at the beginning of the fourth quarter and not even that made Russ change his mind. He was focused on winning and he didn't relax until coach Mike D'Antoni sent him to the bench during the last minutes of the game. At some point in the game, he prevented Danny Green from shooting the ball during a timeout. That's commitment at its finest.

After the game, Russ talked about this and he explained they won't let any of the Lakers shooters take those shots so easily. There were a place and a time to practice shots and it wasn't going to be during their game (1:50 minute mark).

"No extra shots. He can shoot those shots tomorrow or before the game. At least me personally, my guys know that I don’t want to give no advantage, no nothing. Let them know that we’re here. Every time they shoot the ball, we’re going to be right there."

Russ and the rest of his teammates played with intensity; the Lakers looked confused, especially in the fourth quarter. Ultimately, they got the 112-97 win, with Brodie dropping 24 points and making some important plays to take his team to the promised land. They still have to win three more games, but the picture looks good for the Rockets.