OKC Thunder able to combat Denver’s 2-point guard lineup with its own athletic guards
BY BERRY TRAMEL •
Published: April 16, 2011
/articleid/3558744/1/pictures/1394443"> Oklahoma City guards Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha are part of the Thunder’s solution to keeping Denver’s point guards at bay. THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE
“We didn’t worry what they were doing.”
Lawson, especially, hurt the Thunder with penetration. But usually not with Felton on the court.
Combined in the two games, in 37 1/2 minutes of playing together, Lawson had 20 points, but Felton had just nine. And they combined for seven turnovers and only five assists.
“Both their point guards are really good,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “Both have earned the right to be a starter in this league.”
But Brooks said the Thunder doesn’t “change how we play.” Brooks said he feels confident with his guards “on any type of guard. James’ defense throughout the year has improved.”