Thunder’s Russell Westbrook says he’s been letting his teammates down | NBA

Russell Westbrook feels he has been letting down his Thunder teammates for too prolonged after failing to fire in a loss to the Mavericks.

The stage guard scored solely 9 elements and was merely 4-of-22 taking photos in a 105-103 avenue loss Sunday.

Westbrook missed all eight makes an try from 3-point fluctuate, and the 2017 NBA MVP is conscious of he ought to elevate his sport offensively.

“I’ve just got to do a better job,” Westbrook said. “It’s really on me. I’ve been s— the ultimate month or so. I’ve merely obtained to get focused in and locked once more in on what I have to do.

“I’ve obtained to help my guys out. I’ve been letting them down, merely not being fixed on the offensive end.

“Defensively, I’m advantageous, nonetheless merely being additional fixed, because of I satisfaction myself on being basically essentially the most fixed participant throughout the league. I come out every night and compete, play exhausting and all that stuff.

“Missing and making pictures is part of the sport, however I’ve obtained to do a greater job, and that is on me. I’ll positively try this, so I am probably not apprehensive. We play [Monday], and I will be higher from then on. It’s on me.”

Westbrook insisted it was not all doom and gloom after a third loss in 4 video video games for the Thunder (22-13), who’ve a home sport in direction of the Mavs on Monday.

“I’ve been in worse positions, man. It’s not the worst factor. We’re third within the West. We’re successful video games. It’s not about me, my job is to verify we win video games,” he added.

“I convey rather a lot additional to the game of basketball than offense. I’m going to do irrespective of for us to win video video games.

“So for me, I’m a basketball participant. I’m very, very exhausting on myself because of I can do each half on the bottom. And I don’t really assume there’s many various guys throughout the league that play the game the way in which through which I do.

“I will be extra sturdy on myself than anybody, so I’m not apprehensive one bit. My methodology not at all modifications. Scoring the basketball is simply not the one issue I can do.

“I’m the best rebounder at my position, the best passer at my position, the best defender at my position. I can do everything, and I pride myself on doing that. And every night, I put a lot of pressure on myself to do it.”

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