“He has another gear,” Brooks said. “He may have another engine.”
Because of Westbrook’s postseason success, Brooks was asked, jokingly, if he’d consider getting a couple knee surgeries: “I’m getting a scope this summer...really,” Brooks said, revealing that he actually has been having some knee issues and plans to get the minor operation.
PJ3 BEST ATHLETE?
On a team full of athletes, Kevin Durant is near the top.
But, according to Durant, there’s an unlikely candidate reigning supreme.
“I think Perry Jones is the most athletic player in the league,” Durant said at shootaround when put on the spot.
Reggie Jackson, an incredible athlete in his own right, was posed the same question without knowledge of Durant’s answer: “Who’s the best athlete on the Thunder?”
“Perry Jones. No comparison,” Jackson said. “He’s 6-10, 6-11, can do everything guards do. Jumps out of the gym. Lateral ability is ridiculous. It’s not even close.”
Jackson then added, “I’d be surprised if anybody’s surprised by that.”
Jones has made it a layup line ritual this season of wowing the crowd, flashing a variety of acrobatic slams that would score well in the Dunk Contest.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
One game after outscoring the Spurs 21-0 in fastbreak points, the Thunder was outscored 14-4 by San Antonio in that category on Thursday. Four fastbreak points marked a postseason-low for OKC.
Game 6 is on Saturday in Oklahoma City. Tip is at 7:30 p.m. on TNT.