Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 4/22/13
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Russell Westbrook had a stellar night for the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night when they opened their best of seven series with a familiar foe, James Harden and the Houston Rockets. The young guard was just two boards short of a triple-double (19 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds). If his talent was not already evidence enough that he was (is) capable of games like this, well--it must have been the shoes! Russell Westbrook's Jordan XX8s for the Playoffs (h/t @darrenrovell) twitter.com/BleacherReport… — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 21, 2013 Westbrook got a couple pair of the new Jordan XX8s for the playoffs, and they clearly helped against the Rockets. He and the rest of the Thunder (yeah, I guess that Kevin Durant guys had a pretty good game) easily took out the visiting Houston Rockets 120-91. Between Westbrook, Durant, Serge Ibaka and former Rocket Kevin Martin the Thunder seemed to almost score at will on the Houston defense. Houston in turn had a bit...
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