Lillard-Westbrook React to Match-Up

Lillard-Westbrook React to Match-Up
January 13, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Westbrook on Lillard: He's Going to Do Exciting Things

In the battle of point guards, it was Russell Westbrook who prevailed on Sunday night, snapping the Blazers 9-game home winning streak, one that they held since December 8th, 2012. Westbrook had to work for all 18 of his points, shooting 5 for 21 for 18 points. Westbrook was one assists and two rebounds shy of a triple-double. For Lillard, coming off of a career high 37 points, the most FGs made, in his career, while playing in front of his home crowd, no less, Lillard's shot ran dry, only converting on 3-14 shooting for 9 points, which is the 3rd worst game he has had as a Trail Blazer, scoring wise.

Westbrook and Lillard talk after the game about the match-up against each other. Lillard has won the Rookie of the Month honors each of the first two months this season, with many saying he's the favorite to win the coveted ROY award at the end of the season. Most veteran point guards have praised the rookie, and Westbrook does the same.

For Lillard, he discusses his scoring woes and how draining a night like the loss to the Thunder can be. Plus, he breaks down how the Blazers let this one slip away.