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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George had a nasty ankle-breaking crossover tonight, but couldn't hit the jumper. Is it harder to hit the jumper after breaking ankles because you start having visions of a highlight?

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook asked what he needs to adjust on his finishing at the rim: "Nothing. Just got to concentrate, but it's getting there. Just gotta get my s--- back, but I'll be fine." Westbrook missed a number of layups inside against the Clippers, going 1-13 on 2-pointers and 3-4 on 3-pointers.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Pop on San Antonio blowing lead in loss to Bulls.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Another rough shooting night for Westbrook, who was 1-13 on 2-pointers and 3-4 on 3-pointers, but he did a lot of really good other things. Ran solid offense and brought a ton of defensive energy, playing an extremely disruptive game. He missed a handful of layups that were odd, but did knock down a critical midrange jumper in the fourth, his only 2-point make of the night.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook has had some things not go his way — some self-inflicted, some just bad luck — but on the second night of a back-to-back he's playing his tail off. He's flirting with a triple-double, without the points, and just completely laid out in the open court trying to force his seventh steal.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

A strange first half for Russell Westbrook, who didn't score until two minutes left, finally hitting an open 3 after missing his first seven shots. He hasn't quite looked himself lately, struggling to find offensive rhythm, primarily with his shooting.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

After a whistle where OKC was called for a defensive three seconds, the arena went very quiet and Russell Westbrook stood up from the bench and screamed across the court, "Yo! Wake the f—- up!" Pretty sure people on the concourse in the upper deck could've heard it.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Boylen on his conversations with Pop: "We've talked a lot about family, and we've talked a lot about leadership; just what the NBA is. Obviously, he's got great experience. He was in a situation 20 something years ago where he took over a team. So we talked last night, and we've talked a couple times. He chewed me out for my voicemail being full. So I've got to take that from him. He's just a great mentor. You know what he is? For me now, he's a friend, too. When you work for him, he's your boss, and he's your leader. Now, he's a friend and a guy I can talk to."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Boylen still has his home in San Antonio, and explained why: "Well, I love San Antonio. My kids, my wife and I, we loved living here. I just couldn't sell it. I don't know. It just broke my heart to put it on the market. So we kept it. We lease it to a beautiful family. We live on a cul de sac, there's a pool. It's just a safe place, and it's hard to get rid of a great place."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich took over the Spurs under somewhat similar circumstances as Jim Boylen in Chicago. Popovich said the biggest challenge of enduring a rough season in a new situation is establishing the foundation for the future: “I think the main thing is to establish what you want to carry over for the following year. Obviously, you can't do everything [because] everybody is not there. But you do what you can to establish standards, and the basics of what you think the building blocks will be for offense and defense for that group. And then you go with it. You go win, and you go lose.”

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked whether he's provided any counsel to former Spurs assistant and new Bulls coach Jim Boylen: “We have spoken, but I don't counsel him. He doesn't need my counsel. He's been coaching a long time, and he knows what it takes to win, and he knows how to put a program together. It's always tough to take over a program without a training camp, and do everything you want to do. But he's a pretty straightforward, honest individual. And he'll do it the way he thinks is best for that group. He'll be fair, he'll be demanding, and he'll try to make everything clear so that whatever system he wants to employ will get across. I've learned as much from him as he's learned from us here. So my counsel is not necessary.”

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors superstar Steph Curry had a conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly on Instagram Live on Saturday -- apologizing again for his comments questioning the moon landing. Curry reiterated he made the comments 'in jest,' noting that he must be more careful with his words moving forward. "I don't want in any way shape or form to demean the significant accomplishment you and people that you work with on a daily basis were able to make a reality," Curry told Kelly. "So for that I'm obviously, genuinely sorry for how that came across."