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In a surprising turn of events, Russell Westbrook is expected to make his 2014 season debut tonight. Not two weeks from now. Not four weeks from now. Not in January or February. Tonight. TONIGHT. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports Westbrook passed all medical and physical benchmarks in his recovery plan and that he, the team, the medical staff and his doctors agreed Westbrook is ready to make his return in Sunday's game against Phoenix. It might be too soon considering Westbrook tore the lateral meniscus in his knee last April in Game One against the Rockets in last year's first round. It all but derailed the Thunder's hopes of defending their Western Conference championship. The Thunder's offense needed a massive scoring performance from Kevin Durant in the season opener to get a win but struggled offensively in the team's second game, am atchup with the Timberwolves in which the Thunder scored 81 total points. Durant had to carry the massive ...
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With star guard Russell Westbrook officially back with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it appears that the team looks to be favorites to take the Western Conference crown again.
Recently, Daily Thunder’s Royce Young posted the below tweet where Mr. Westbrook notes one of the things that he missed the most during his time away recovering from his knee injury:
Westbrook says the thing...
All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner than expected, and will be available to play Sunday night against Phoenix.
Westbrook hasn't played since tearing knee cartilage during the second game of last season's playoffs. General Manager Sam Presti said Sunday that Westbrook has met the requirements for his return.
Russell Westbrook is back!
Russell Westbrook apparently is one heck of a fast healer. The Oklahoma City Thunder will play tonight against the Phoenix Suns at home despite being ahead of schedule by nearly a month. Russell will be a welcomed addition for the Thunder who now has their second banana back.
Westbrook passed all required physicals and rehab benchmarks to be cleared to...
After undergoing a second surgery on his right knee, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook was predicted to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the regular season, however, he made his return weeks early Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns.
Westbrook seemed to show no fear in his return, as he played with the same tenacity and aggressiveness, and speed he’s known for.
On his first possession...
It’s been over five months since Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has played since his knee injury against the Houston Rockets in last year’s playoffs.
Earlier tonight, Russell got the green light to play and here is his introduction to the Thunder fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena:
Westbrook image courtesy of Getty Images
According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, despite the Thunder announcing Russell Westbrook would miss the first 4-6 weeks of the regular season following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, the guard will return Sunday against the Suns after passing all medical/physical benchmarks in rehab. He missed just two regular season games.
R. Westbrook has passed all medical/physical...
Oklahoma City Thunder’s point guard Russell Westbrook is expected to play on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns; a month ahead of schedule. Not too long ago he was expected to play in two weeks from now but in a surprise statement released by the Thunder, Westbrook is ready for tonight’s match up. Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnowski amongst several other sources confirmed his...
Russell Westbrook will make his season debut for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns.
Westbrook has passed all medical and physical exams in his recovery from two knee surgeries.
Westbrook injured his knee in the first round of last season's playoffs.
Westbrook was expected to miss at least the first four weeks of the season.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in his return from a knee injury and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a ragged performance to beat the Phoenix Suns 103-96 on Sunday night.
Serge Ibaka added nine points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City (2-1), which won its fifth straight home opener and defeated Phoenix (2-1...
So Russell Westbrook played yesterday… Ummm… What?
After hurting his knee in last year’s playoffs, then requiring a second surgery on October 1st, Westbrook was one of the biggest fantasy news stories early in preseason with an uncertain timetable. Well that table has expired much earlier than anyone expected, and Westbrook was out there without a minutes restriction last...
The return of Russell Westbrook (photo Thunder Facebook)
I remember seeing Russell Westbrook sitting on the draft board in the fifth round. He should have never been there. I was hoping his preseason projection of being out until the middle of December had scared everyone off. But he never made it to me in the middle of the round (I ended up with Andre Drummond). And now he'...
Russell Westbrook had 21 points and 7 assists in his first game back after suffering a knee injury in the first round of the playoffs. The OKC Thunder point guard was originally supposed to be out up to six weeks after he had a second knee surgery in early October but was cleared by team doctors to play earlier this afternoon. According to ESPN, this was three to five weeks earlier...
Where: Chesapeake Arena – Oklahoma City, Okla.
When: Nov. 3 @ 6 p.m. CST
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1430 AM)
Home. Sweet. Home, The Thunder come back to Oklahoma City tonight for its home opener, and what a home opener it will be. For every sports writer covering NBA basketball, or Thunder basketball in general,...
Kevin Martin seemingly took a cheap shot on twitter to former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Kevin Martin on playing with the Wolves: “This is such a fun team to play on. Nobody is trying to lead the league in scoring here.”
— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) November 4, 2013
Sounds like Martin didn’t enjoy his time much playing with the Thunder and thinks Westbrook...