Russell Westbrook struggled to make his presence felt in Game 1 vs. the Clippers. But in Game 2 after an emotional shout-out from his partner-in-crime Kevin Durant when Durant won the MVP, Westbrook took over by sheer force of will. While Chris Paul dominated Game 1 with his acumen and skill, Westbrook used his energy and athleticism to bombard the game with huge plays.
Like this one.
Dang. Let's see it again. Westbrook had 25 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists through three quarters.