They didn't play bad, they shot the ball poorly. There's a difference. Attribute it to tired legs at the end of a long road trip. Westbrook either airballed or barely drew iron on 2 or 3 open jumpers in the first half. He was bricking and missing jumpers short all night long. Durant was clanking wide-open jumpers he makes the majority of the time. It happens. But given that they were running out of gas (and they looked it in the second half of today's game) I thought they still played pretty well. They just shot the ball poorly.
Wasn't Kobe Westbrook's primary defender a couple of weeks ago when they played?
Yes...but I've seen Kobe put the clamps on Westbrook in multiple games. Last year he forced him into a 3-21 shooting performance or something like that, and he locked him down pretty good in the 2010 playoffs (Westbrook was absolutely torching Fisher).