Russell Westbrook Returns Big In OKC Win

Russell Westbrook Returns Big In OKC Win

Back in the OKC Thunder lineup for the first time since breaking his right hand in October 30th. Russell Westbrook had an immediate impact in a 78-105 win against the visiting Knicks. Posting a game-high 32 points, seven rebounds and eight dimes in just 24 minutes of work. Russy could not be stopped. Per NewsOK:

“His determination and his ability to impact winning is reflected on what he throws out there every night,” Brooks said. “He throws great effort, and he plays with a force and energy and determination that is hard to contain. You always have to know where he is on the floor.”

Westbrook on what he brings his team.

“My job as a point guard is to be able to come in every game and bring the energy, competitive spirit and hope my teammates follow,” Westbrook said. “That’s a part of my job, and that’s what I try to do for this team.”

With his performance, Westbrook became the first player in the shot clock era to record 32 points with eight assists in 24 minutes or less.

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