Oklahoma City Thunder Star Russell Westbrook scored 37 points on 11-20 shooting in the win against the Minnesota Timberwolves 138-133 to win the scoring title, but missed making the playoffs according to Yahoo Sports.
The New Orleans Pelicans beaten the Spurs to clinch the 8th Seed and won the tiebreaker over OKC. Westbrook’s performance over the last two months have been speculator and historical. After the win against the Timberwolves, he described the season overall.
I thought we showed maturity,” said Russell Westbrook […] “Obviously with the injuries and different things of that nature throughout the season a team could have easily given up. Obviously we made some changes and trades and different things like that. That could have been another excuse that we gave ourselves. But we never gave up. We competed all 82 games, and I’m proud of that.
By the winning the scoring title, he and Kevin Durant are the first teammates to win consecutive titles since 1951-1953 when Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston won it with the Warriors. Westbrook expressed his thoughts on the scoring title, but doesn’t care as the Thunder are not in the playoffs. They go into the off-season with questions concerning the roster moving forward.
Sh**,” Westbrook said when asked what it meant. “It doesn’t mean nothing. Good job. Hooray. I’m at home, watching other teams play. It doesn’t mean nothing.