Originally written April 26, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
The Thunder's hopes of returning to the NBA Finals and perhaps besting the Heat in this year's championship round took a major hit Friday. Before tonight's Game Three, it was reported that Russell Westbrook has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery to repair it. The injury could cause him to miss the remainder of the postseason. No timetable has been set for his return. Obviously it is a huge loss for the top-seeded Thunder as Westbrook was averaging 24.0 points per game and 7.0 assists per game in the first two games of this Playoffs. He averaged 23.2 points per game and 7.4 assists per game this season and is one of those superstar players that is extremely difficult to replace. Reggie Jackson and the Thunder will have to find a way to do that starting in tonight's Game Three in Houston. It is unclear when the injury occurred. However, in Game Two, Westbrook pulled up lame grabbing his knee after Patrick Beverly ran into him going for a s...
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