Although the Thunder lost just 100-96 to the Spurs, Westbrook's inefficient shooting on 31 attempts is what really did them in. Not only did the 6-foot-3 guard miss 21 total shot attempts, he also took 10 three-point attempts—missing seven of them in the process.
This graphic illustrates how often the Thunder lose the more Westbrook relies on shots from beyond the arc:
Unless you're Stephen Curry, there really isn't a good reason why a single player should even be attempting 10 three-point shot attempts in a pivotal and close game.
To make matters even more convincing as to why Westbrook should tone down his long-range field goal attempts is the fact that he shot just 29.6 percent from beyond the arc this year. For his eight-year career, he converts on just 30.2 percent of his attempts from three-point range.
While the Thunder face an uphill battle in beating the Spurs in this series, they're going to need Westbrook to take smarter shots for any chance of an upset happening.