Thabo Sefolosha: Where the Thunder suffered its biggest blow in losing Westbrook is offense. OKC doesn't have a soul who can replicate what Westbrook provided. That's why Sefolosha could be as significant as anyone. Instead of trying to reproduce its high-octane offense, the Thunder could shift gears and really attempt to win with defense. It would be a shift that would warrant Sefolosha staying on the court longer and perhaps guarding even more positions.
Jeremy Lamb/DeAndre Liggins: One is a rookie. The other is in his second season. Between the two, only eight minutes of playoff basketball have been played. That could change drastically starting Saturday night. Lamb is a sharpshooter who hasn't gotten much of an opportunity this season but could offset some of the scoring lost from Westbrook going down. Liggins, meanwhile, is a gritty defender who won't back down from anyone while also supplying rebounds and hustle points. Depending on the night, either of the two could hear his number called in critical moments.
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