Russell Westbrook takes so much blame for Kevin Durant that he absolutely doesn’t deserve. Sometimes, Westbrook holds the ball waiting for Kevin Durant to get open, and Durant just can’t come through. Westbrook is then forced to make a play, which is how his number of shot attempts can be so high.
This has been an issue in the second quarter. Durant has been denied way too easily by Shane Battier, and he hasn’t risen to the occasion in this game. He needs to be much better in the second half.