Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook seems ready for his matchup with Warriors point guard and back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry.
Speaking the afternoon before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Westbrook commented on what it was like to guard Curry.
“He’s a shooter,” Westbrook said. “He’s not nothing I haven’t seen.”
In Curry’s defense, he was something the entire NBA has never seen before until this season: The first unanimous MVP in league history. Westbrook, though nowhere near has efficient, has posted stats similar to Curry's so far during the playoffs.
Westbrook is averaging 25.5 points, 10.8 assists and 6.8 rebounds in the postseason. Curry, who has played normal minutes in only two of the four games he’s played in, is averaging 24.8 points, 6.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds.
The Warriors were 3–1 against the Thunder during the regular season.