How to Net the W: Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 03/14/17

That being said, if Brooklyn wants to win this game, they need to either let Westbrook do all of the damage and shut everyone else down, or try and find a way to shut Russ down. Brooklyn is probably safer going with the former than the latter.

Brooklyn will also have to rebound the basketball and take smart shots. If Lopez is on fire from three, let him get all the open shots from three. If they are not falling for Brook, feed him the ball in the post so he can use his size and skill to get high-percentage shots from down low to help draw fouls and to allow him to find his stroke.