With Kevin Durant out, Russell Westbrook once again proved capable of carrying the load in a 104-103 win for the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Los Angeles Lakers. Westbrook dominated the game offensively, scoring 31 points on 9-of-22 shooting and dishing out a game-high 10 assists. Show More Summary
It’s always fun to hear which exact adjectives NBA stars use when discussing other stars. Here’s Kobe Bryant discussing Russell Westbrook, as reported by ESPN Los Angeles: Recently, Kobe Bryant said there’s only one other active NBA player whose intensity matches his own: Russell Westbrook. “He just plays with a rage that’s not very common,” the Los Angeles [...]
Once entered as contestants in the NBA's regression sweepstakes, the Oklahoma City Thunder have suddenly jolted back to life as likely Western Conference playoff contenders. And that's because Russell Westbrook has channeled his previously...Show More Summary
The OKC Thunder appeared to be doomed earlier this season, when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook went down for a significant chunk of games. It appeared unlikely that the Thunder […] The post Russell Westbrook Aims to Become the Best Defender in the NBA appeared first on SLAMonline.
Russell Westbrook's player stock undergoes transformations almost yearly, having been underestimated and overstated, revered and rebuked, defended and dismembered. Never before, though, has his individual value experienced a metamorphosis...Show More Summary
Here’s the Oklahoman reporting on OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who after an early-season injury has taken things to another level in 2014-15: During this recent streak of unbelievable MVP-level games — a career-high nine straight of at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists — it’s Westbrook’s finesse and improved touch around the rim that’s vaulted [...]
Westbrook's emergence in the MVP conversation continued Tuesday night with a monster performance in Sacramento.
Ben McLemore lost track of Russell Westbrook on the inbound, which was a grave mistake: The man is going to rip down an entire hoop someday. It's gonna happen.
Stephen Curry remains on top of our MVP Power Rankings, but another point guard has zipped onto the list and could threaten that No. 1 spot soon if his play keeps up. Stephen Curry remains on top of the 2014-15 NBA MVP Power Rankings and the top five features the same names as last week, although there has been some reshuffling with the order. Show More Summary
With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, the Oklahoma City Thunder possess one of the NBA's most intimidating superstar triumvirates. And yet, come each of the past four postseasons, the Thunder have felt one key contributor...Show More Summary
With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back in the fold, the Oklahoma City Thunder are back to their winning says. The Thunder entered Sunday's matchup with the Phoenix Suns having won their last five games and seven of their past 10 as they look to recover their playoff positioning. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
The Thunder have reportedly inquired about the availability of Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. OKC seems to have survived the injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but according to SI.com, […] The post Report: Thunder Inquired About Wilson Chandler appeared first on SLAMonline.
Much was made this summer of all the players who didn ’t join Team USA in the Spain-set FIBA World Cup. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love…the list of no-shows reads like a premier Rolodex...Show More Summary
With LeBron James already sitting out, the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly had another star go down Thursday night. Kyrie Irving banged his left knee into Russell Westbrook, and briefly left the […] The post Kyrie Irving Was ‘Really Scared’ During Knee Injury vs Thunder appeared first on SLAMonline.
With LeBron James sitting out due to a bum knee Thursday night, Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder handled the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 103-94. Westbrook scored 26 points, handed out […] The post Russell Westbrook Leads the Thunder Past Cleveland (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Finally healthy, the Oklahoma City Thunder could end being one of the toughest No. 8 seeds in recent memory. With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant back in the fold, the Thunder are finally starting to gain momentum. The team has won three straight games and five of its last six. Show More Summary
Not only did the Cavaliers play their first game of the season without LeBron James, they ran into the NBA team least likely to show them any sympathy. The Thunder, who have only had both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in their lineup for the past five games, emphatically ended Cleveland’s eight-game winning streak Thursday, […]
After the first quarter, it appeared the Cleveland Cavaliers would be just fine without LeBron James. Too bad there were three more remaining. Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and Kevin Durant added 19, as the Oklahoma City Thunder...Show More Summary
Well, as of the the early third quarter, Russell Westbrook no longer has the dunk of the night. Anderson Varejao met Andre Roberson right at the rim, but he kept on soaring: