The Houston Rockets have gone through a tough stretch that extended to a four-game losing streak on Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and James Harden have been unable to co-exist like the franchise was hoping and it has resulted in a 26-16 record.
Obviously, that record isn’t anything to laugh at, but it isn’t what the Rockets were hoping for. Losing four straight games isn’t something to take lightly. Following the loss to the Thunder, Westbrook spoke out about his thoughts on the losing streak.
In a quote shared by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Westbrook actually shared some very positive thoughts about the team’s struggles.
Westbrook is slowly learning how to take a step back from the emotions of the game to speak positively about his team. Just a few short years ago, this would have been an interview that went much differently. He has turned into a pretty good teammate, which the Rockets should be thankful for.
Prior to the game against the Thunder, Westbrook was averaging 25.1 points per game to go along with 7.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists. He was shooting 43.9 percent from the field overall and just 23.6 percent from the three-point line.
Houston needs to figure out what is going on as soon as possible. They need to end this slide and cannot afford to let it begin poisoning their mindsets. Westbrook speaking out positively like this will help his teammates avoid the negative thoughts.
Next up for the Rockets will be a home matchup against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Perhaps Russell Westbrook and company will finally be able to get things back on track with a big win.