Published: Sun, January 06, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Russell Westbrook's fans perplexed by his high-fashion oven mitts

Russell Westbrook's fans perplexed by his high-fashion oven mitts

Being a homegrown California native wasn't enough to save Paul George from the boo birds on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

The play gave the Thunder the lead and inspired Russell Westbrook to mock Stephenson's signature air-guitar celebration, which has come back to bite him a couple of times this season. As George shot free throws late in the fourth quarter, fans chanted, "We don't need you!" The small forward has taken it upon himself to play better and not let the team feel the absence of James.

The Lakers (21-16) have lost two of three games with James sidelined. He doesn't think they made a mistake for not trading for him last season and reminds us that the rebuilding process takes time and patience.

George's monster night (scored by the sound of booing Lakers fans) helped the Thunder (24-13) overcome a 3-for-20 shooting performance from Westbrook.

"Well, they would be, definitely, without question, destined for the Conference Finals", Smith said. It's a struggle for these dudes to trod their way through the regular season because they know what they are going to be measured by.

Earlier in the day, George wasn't sure how fans would react to him.

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Doug Gottlieb asks everyone to pump their brakes after Paul George lit up the Lakers last night.

"I thought the effort and competitive level was top-notch for us", Lakers coach Luke Walton said.

James watched from the Lakers' bench in street clothes.

James started the game on the bench, but he ended up alongside Lakers brass Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka for the last part of the fourth quarter. The four-time NBA MVP has resumed shooting, but Walton still isn't guessing how long he will be out.

The Lakers have also been playing minus veteran guard Rajon Rondo, who's out for a month to recover from a hand surgery.

Jaren Jackson Jr. was very efficient, scoring 26 points on eight-of-11 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in the Grizzlies' 101-94 loss to the Pistons. He will have an MRI exam Thursday.

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