Russell Westbrook on capturing stoop after Lakers loss to Grizzlies

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Russell Westbrook knew he had an off night time within the Lakers’ loss to the Kings Wednesday night time — and so did the in-arena DJ.

When requested about his “shooting slump” after the sport, Westbrook appeared a the stat sheet and replied, “Man, who are you telling? I can’t make a f–king shot boy.”

The reporter then talked about that the Kings’ in-arena DJ performed the music “Cold As Ice” each time Westbrook missed a shot.

“That’s funny. I hope they played that the last 14 years, too. It’s funny they play it now. That’s cute,” he said, laughing.

At one level in the course of the recreation, the Jumbotron at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento featured a photograph of Westbrook that learn, “Ice cold player of the game”

Russell Westbrook (2/14 FG) after loss to the Kings:

“I got no excuses. I don’t point fingers. I always look at myself & figure out ways to become better but one thing I never do is panic. I never lack confidence in myself & what I’m capable of doing.”pic.twitter.com/lCsSeiysBF

— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 13, 2022

Westbrook completed with eight factors in 37 minutes on 2-for-14 capturing (14.3 %). He was 0-5 from three within the Lakers’ 125-116 loss to the Kings.

“The word ‘slump’ isn’t something I lean on,” Westbrook said. “I stay locked into my craft, figure it out. I’m just in a position to try to figure out the best way to play at the moment. It’s as simple as that. I’ll figure it out, and that’s that. … Figure out ways to just make a f–king shot. That’s it.”

After the sport, Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned his level guard was “just in a slump right now.”

That’s a good evaluation as his capturing percentages have plummeted in latest video games, capturing 8-for-40 in Los Angeles’ previous three video games. Westbrook has not made a 3-pointer since Dec. 29, spanning six video games and 15 makes an attempt.

Westbrook’s capturing struggles have raised questions on his slot in Los Angeles.

Following his “ice cold” recreation, Westbrook mentioned he and the lakers will get “back to the drawing board to look how we can be effective at least from the scoring side of it” and “make adjustments” as wanted.

“I got no excuses. I don’t point fingers. I always look at myself & figure out ways to become better but one thing I never do is panic. I never lack confidence in myself & what I’m capable of doing,” he mentioned.

Russell Westbrook went 2 of 14 from the field on Wednesday.Russell Westbrook went 2 of 14 from the sphere on Wednesday.NBAE through Getty Images

Los Angeles has been counting on LeBron James to hold the load amid the crew’s lulls. He’s been compensating for the absence of Anthony Davis, who suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee in a loss to the Timberwolves in December.

James, who tallied 34 factors in opposition to the Kings, mentioned he plans to “keep working with [Westbrook]” to show issues round.

“Obviously he’s been putting in work, and you’re going trust the work you put into it so, he’s getting some really good looks, it’s just not going down for him.”

The Lakers (21-21) play the Nuggets (20-19) in Denver on Saturday.

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