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THUNDER POSTGAME: [WATCH] Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Dennis Schröder, and Deonte Burton react to last night’s victory over the Hornets

THUNDER POSTGAME: [WATCH] Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Dennis Schröder, and Deonte Burton react to last night’s victory over the Hornets

As shorthanded as they were, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder picked up a 12th win of the season defeating the Charlotte Hornets 109-104 in Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday night.

With players like Hamidou Diallo, Terrance Ferguson, and {partially} Alex Abrines out with injuries and illnesses, the Thunder relied heavily on its starters to bring the heat to pull off a win, and Russ, PG and Dennis were able to do just that.

Dennis Schröder, who agreed in postgame pressers he was having the best shooting of his career this season, has been tremendous the past few games for the Thunder contributing heavily on offense with accuracy and unselfish basketball. Schröder finished the night with 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.

Russell Westbrook received MVP chants toward the end of the game as he had two appearances and four made free throws at the foul line to seal the win for the Thunder. Russ picked up a double-double with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists to finish the Hornets off.

Overall, the game lacked any major events to bring excitement being as that both teams shot poorly, had lacking defense, and there weren’t any major leads taken, but Thunder two-way player, Deonte Burton, had himself a night and brought a spark to the arena with a pair of dunks, some good chemistry with Russell, and snagging a couple of defensive rebounds to put an end to the Hornets’ offensive run.

“You want the honest truth?” Burton said when asked about his feelings following a massive dunk. “It felt awkward. It felt really awkward. I didn’t know if I should do what he [Westbrook] was doing or run back. I’m still getting used to that.”

Burton finished the night with 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists, and he provided good laughs, as well as good insight when he talked about staying strong on defense and knowing his role in the rotation as the team continues to deal with getting players back to good health.

The Thunder improve to 12-6 in the regular season, and they will be back in action tonight for a double-header as the 12-7 Denver Nuggets come to town.

Watch below to see how players like Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Dennis Schröder, and Deonte Burton reacted following last night’s win over the Hornets.

Russell Westbrook:

 

Paul George: 

 

Dennis Schröder:

 

Deonte Burton:

 

 

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Graduated from Oklahoma State University; Have been covering college sports and the Oklahoma City Thunder for two years as a reporter and a videographer for 107.7 The Franchise.

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