The Los Angeles Lakers secured a much-needed 120-117 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook finished with 25 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds on the night, while Anthony Davis recorded 24 points and 13 rebounds.
After the game, Davis stepped up to the podium to speak to the media.
He couldn’t help but take a fun little shot at Westbrook in the process.
“We had a conversation about what he wants to see from us so we can help him cut down the turnovers. We talked about it and it showed tonight,” Davis said of his teammate, before glancing down at the stat sheet.
At that point, he realized that Westbrook had recorded eight turnovers against Miami.
“I say that and he got eight,” Davis continued. “But at least it wasn’t … he had a triple double, not a quadruple double.”
Westbrook currently leads the league in turnovers with 5.3 per game. That aside, he is also averaging 19.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game. On a night-to-night basis, nobody really knows what you’re going to get out of the former league MVP.
Some nights he’ll drop a triple-double in a win, other nights he’ll slap a fan, get into a fight with a ref and finish with single digit scoring. It’s a luck of the draw type deal. Even Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is growing weary of Westbrook’s antics.
Now that’s a Halloween costume. https://t.co/WVK6W11K9M
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021
The season is still young. If LA can get back on track and start winning games behind Westbrook’s play, obviously all his early woes will be forgotten. Should he keep playing inconsistently and turning the ball over all year, though – he may just go down as one of the worst trade acquisitions in Lakers history.