The 25-year-old Westbrook finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block.
Westbrook’s required two procedures on his ailing right knee since April and wasn’t expected to return until roughly Christmas.
Hence, it’s quite astounding that the Steve Urkel wannabe has managed to average 21.6 points, 6.8 dishes and 5.7 boards over 24 games.
Westbrook’s style is predicated off of explosiveness and slashing movements to the basket.
A spectacular athlete, defender and playmaker, a healthy version of Westbrook will help Oklahoma City capture their fourth consecutive Northwest Division title in 2014.
Once in the playoffs, backed by the rowdiest home crowd in the association, Oklahoma City should again represent the Western Conference in June’s finals.
Alongside Kevin Durant, rugged center Serge Ibaka, and an overall solid supporting cast, a sturdy Westbrook can lead the Thunder to the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.
With Russell Westbrook’s bummed joint seemingly healed, don’t be shocked if the Thunder overtake the Miami Heat and give fans in “The 405” a glorious springtime.by