Russell Westbrook not getting too downbeat despite game one blowout

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The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a humbling defeat in game one of their Western Conference playoffs semi-final series with the San Antonio Spurs.  

The home team ran out winners by 32 points as the combination of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge put the Thunder to the sword. 

It was a tough night for Russell Westbrook, who was frustrated throughout the game by the combination of Leonard and Danny Green, as he was restricted to 14 points, shooting just 26.3 percent from the field.

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Despite the tough evening, Westbrook refused to get too downbeat about the situation and insisted his team must show more intensity in game two.

He said: "A lot of my shots I missed at the basket against the big. I was able to get to my spots, I was just missing layups." 

On the topic of Green and Leonard's defence, he said: "They do a good job of helping. Most of the time it is the upside defender. Me personally, I never look at the guy in front of me, I always look at the help, what's the next move. It's not a big problem, I've just got to find ways to read the help a little bit better, make better decisions.

"They won one game on their home court and now we gotta get ready for game two and try and steal one here. We got to come out with a little more intensity on both sides of the floor."

Westbrook did miss a lot of opportunities and when he is cold the Thunder struggle. He will need to find his rhythm in game two if they are to take anything from the second outing.

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