OKC's Russell Westbrook: Media tries to pull team apart
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook said the media is blame for trying to cause a rift between him and his teammates over the team's shot selection during the first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant, the league's leading scorer, went 17 for 53 from the field in their Game 3 loss, each scoring 30 points and missed a combined 23 shots in the Game 2 loss.
The Grizzlies lead the best-of-seven series two games to one over the second-seeded Thunder. Game 4 is Saturday night in Memphis.
"I feel like (the media) tries to pull us apart," Westbrook said, via ESPN.com. "When nobody is getting their shots you all try to find a reason in between all of us. You try to find whose fault it is. One person didn't lose, we all lost."
Oklahoma City's third scoring option, forward Serge Ibaka, had 12 points and five rebounds in Game 3 on 10 shot attempts.
"Our offense is not built around Serge. Our offense is built around No. 35, Kevin Durant," Westbrook said. "Don't try to pull us apart. We're all in this together, Serge isn't on a separate team, Kevin is not on a separate team, I'm not on a separate team."GOLLIVER: Three-Pointers: Thunder stars go it alone as Grizzlies prevail in familiar fashion