Russell Westbrook on his stunning Clippers debut: It was crazy

Westbrook's Clippers debut was certainly something quite stunning.

by Dzevad Mesic
Russell Westbrook on his stunning Clippers debut: It was crazy

Russell Westbrook used the word "crazy" when reflecting on the game in which he debuted for the Los Angeles Clippers. On Friday night, Westbrook made his Clippers debut and it was quite a night. In what was the second-highest scoring game in NBA history, the Sacramento Kings beat the Clippers 176-175 after two overtimes.

Even though the Clippers didn't win, Westbrook had a positive debut as he posted a double-double of 17 points and 14 assists. Westbrook also had seven turnovers and fouled out with just under two minutes left in the second overtime.

"It's crazy. I don't know if I've ever been a part of a game with that many points. Fresh off the All-Star break, I guess," Westbrook said after the game, per ESPN.

Paul George happy with the Westbrook addition

George, who was the driving force behind the Clippers landing Westbrook, scored 34 points against the Kings.

After the game, George acknowledged the positive impact that Westbrook had on the Clippers' offense. "We needed a point guard. We needed somebody that you saw tonight, somebody to get us in offense, somebody to get us easy baskets and a floor general.

That was just a necessity that we needed," George said. After a failed stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, Westbrook was welcomed extremely well by the Clippers fans in his debut. Later, Westbrook revealed what he would remember from his Clippers debut.

"Just the ability to be able to go out and compete. I think that's something I don't take for granted, being somewhere [and] given an opportunity to go play. Not just that, but the support of the organization, my teammates, the fans, overall, it's a great debut but just didn't get the win.

And that's the sad part about it, but taking that out of it, just being able to go out and compete, the support system around this was at an all-time high. So I'm very appreciative of that," Westbrook said.

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