Russell Westbrook has put many NBA players on posters in positions they do not want to be in. They are usually smack dab under the center of Westbrook’s mid-section as he slams the ball into the rim. Tonight, for his latest poster, the Boston Celtics decided it was probably best to just get out of the way and try to block his dunk from behind. As you could have guessed, they were not successful…as shown here:
RUSS WITH THE POSTER 💥 pic.twitter.com/KeTfwRYeSM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 8, 2021
The dunk has Westbrook up to 24 points to go along with ten assists and a steal. The Lakers are showing some signs of life in this one as well, going up by double digits against a Boston team and never looking back. This is the type of performance that Los Angeles needs consistently out of Westbrook for the rest of the season if they hope to achieve their championship aspirations.
If the Lakers manage to pull out the win tonight in Los Angeles, they will try to start a winning streak on Thursday on the road against a Memphis Grizzlies team that recently made history by never trailing in five straight games. Oh, and they did it all without their best player, Ja Morant.
The Lakers then travel to Oklahoma City to take on a team that has already beaten them this season and ends the week back at home against the Magic. Despite how well Memphis is playing and Oklahoma City’s 2021 dominance over the Lakers, you can expect the Lakers to be favored in every game this week.