SportVU Matchup Data: West Finals Game 4
Behind a 40-point, 10-assist, 5-steal effort from Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 with their 105-92 win in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Using SportVU data, we take a closer look at Westbrook's incredible performance, the productivity of the Spurs bench and the matchup between Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
Russell Westbrook's amazing performance
Russell Westbrook had one of the best playoff performances of his career, scoring 40 points and contributing 10 assists. While he shot an efficient 50% from the field, Tony Parker limited him to just 2-of-7 shooting in the half-court. Westbrook was able to counter by shooting far more effectively when guarded by a different Spur defender.
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Bench play was one of the few bright spots for the Spurs, who saw their reserves narrow the Thunder lead while they were on the floor. Boris Diaw highlighted this group, driving to the basket three times while guarded by Ibaka and seven times overall. However, to this point in the series Diaw has been unable to lure Ibaka out of the paint with his shooting from beyond the arc, going 0-for-5 from the 3-point line.
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Kawhi Leonard vs. Kevin Durant
All of Kawhi Leonard's 10 points came while he was guarded by Kevin Durant in the half-court. Leonard has done a good job of applying pressure on Durant, shooting 47% on a total of 19 shots against him in the half court which is the most attempts for any matchup.
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