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Russell Westbrook was close to triple-double as he scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 12 assists in the Lakers’ loss against the Hawks.
It was his third game in a row in which he scored 20 or more points. In the game against the Hornets the former NBA MVP had season-high 35 points. According to his teammate Anthony Davis, when Russ is attacking like that, it changes the way the Lakers look.
“He was very at attacking the basket and making the right reads, he was very good at the rim finishing,” Davis said about Westbrook. “And he was just like in kill mode. And that’s how he has to be at all times, making the right reads, finishing.
“Sometimes.. he’s got lot of emotions and so when he get into going downhill or someone makes him mad, or he doesn’t get a foul call, we try to help him like ‘Alright, it’s okay, take a deep breath, don’t let that carry over into the next play.’ And we all do it because we want to be the…