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Russell Westbrook scored 32 points during a 115-113 win over the Rockets in Game 3 on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and five turnovers in 39 minutes. After his abysmal fourth quarter in Game 2, Westbrook was a little better from the field with his 3-of-7 for nine points. However, he did make just 3-of-6 from the line in the fourth to give the Rockets several chances late in this game. In his post-game interview, Westbrook was also upset about missing those. Westbrook becomes the first player since Jason Kidd in 2002 to have a triple-double in back-to-back games in a series. In the regular season, Westbrook played 34.6 minutes per game with an NBA-record 40.8 usage rate, but in his three playoff games he's played 38.0 minutes per outing with a 47.7 usage rate. He's one of a kind.

Apr 22 - 12:52 AM

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Thunder coach Billy Donovan defended Russell Westbrook on Thursday. Westbrook has taken some heat in the media after attempting 18 shots in the final quarter of Game 2's defeat. Donovan, as expected, stood up for his superstar. "I have an enormous amount of trust and confidence after being with Russell this season for 82 games and seeing the ways he's closed out games," Donovan said. "I trust him when he's got the ball in terms of making decisions." Don't expect Westbrook to be bashful merely because some reporters questioned his approach. Russ will come out firing in Game 3, stuffing the stat sheet in the process, playing the only way he knows hows to.

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Apr 21 - 1:04 PM

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Westbrook totaled 32 points (11-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-14 FT), 13 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals across 39 minutes during a 115-113 win over the Rockets on Friday.

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Apr 21 - 2:06 AM

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Russell Westbrook said he couldn't care less about his historic 51-point triple-double during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets because the end result was a loss. "I don't give a f--- about the line," Westbrook said. "We lost. "We can't give away leads like that on the road, man. It's too difficult." Westbrook scored the most points ever in a playoff triple-double during the Game 2 loss, but he didn't get much help from his teammates, as OKC's second-leading scorer was Andre Roberson with 12 points and Victor Oladipo needed 14 shots to score his 11 points. For OKC to have any chance in this series, they'll need their role players to step it up.

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Apr 20 - 11:14 AM

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Westbrook recorded 51 points (17-43 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 15-18 FT), 13 assists, 10 rebounds, four steals and one block across 41 minutes in Wednesday's 115-111 Game 2 loss to the Rockets.

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Apr 19 - 11:36 PM

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Russell Westbrook was phenomenal for most of Wednesday's tough Game 2 defeat, scoring a career playoff-high 51 points (17-of-43 FGs, 15-of-18 FTs) with 13 assists, 10 rebounds, four steals and one block. Westbrook had his usual handful of uniquely dominant plays, including a block that he converted into a nifty layup at the other end (see the link below). He nearly triple-doubled in the first half alone, but fatigue might have been a factor during his rough fourth quarter, which included an 0-of-7 stretch from the field. He's an absolute force of nature, and needless to say his DFS owners were thrilled with the end result tonight.

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Apr 19 - 10:56 PM

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Russell Westbrook struggled during his team's Game 1 loss on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 6-of-23 shooting with 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and nine turnovers. Westbrook is obviously a stat-magnet but most of his turnovers were unforced momentum killers. He'll need to rein it in for OKC to compete with the Rockets' firepower in a seven-game series -- he'll also need more help from his teammates, who combined for 65 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tonight's loss and the matchup vs. Pat Beverley should give Westbrook some added fuel for Game 2, not that the MVP candidate needs an excuse to play full-throttle on every possession.

Apr 17 - 12:17 AM

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Westbrook finished with 22 points (6-23 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 7 assists and two steals over 34 minutes of action during Sunday's 118-87 loss to the Rockets in Game 1.

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Apr 16 - 12:54 AM

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Russell Westbrook returned from a rest day to post five points, eight assists and five rebounds in 18 minutes, but OKC opted to rest him after halftime. Westbrook finishes the regular season with a surreal triple-double average, and Oscar Robertson was in attendance tonight to congratulate him on setting a new single-season record for most triple-doubles. The MVP race is extremely tight between Westbrook and James Harden, who will square off in the first round of the playoffs. Buckle up.

Apr 12 - 9:34 PM

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Westbrook (rest) will play during the Thunder's regular-season finale Wednesday against the Nuggets, Royce Young of ESPN reports.

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Apr 12 - 5:33 PM

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