How OKC will replace Westbrook
April, 28, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
As a point guard who averaged 23.2 PPG and 18.7 shots per game -- 1 shot per game more than teammate and scoring-title contender Kevin Durant -- Russell Westbrook wasn't playing the role of a prototypical PG, though he averaged a respectable 7.4 APG this season. So, it shouldn't be too surprising that, with Westbrook out following knee surgery, no Oklahoma City Thunder player had as many as five assists during their 104-101 win over the Houston Rockets Saturday. Durant actually led the way with four, as he took over as the primary ball-handler.