OKLAHOMA CITY Sure, Oklahoma City won again, beating Memphis handily and easily Thursday night.
If only dealing with Russell Westbrook was as simple.
The Thunder seem to be on edge of greatness, with a trip back to The Finals a real possibility. Now, if they can just stay out of their own way.
Despite a circle the wagons approach with a side of spin by a full-court coverage of cover-up used by Thunder coaches and players, it's pretty obvious the everything-is-always-great team chemistry Oklahoma City flaunts is being tested.
"You can make whatever you want to make out of it," coach Scott Brooks said.
So can you. Here's what happened:
Westbrook got upset with teammate Thabo Sefolosha in the third quarter and barked at him on the court. The next possession, Westbrook came down and took a wild shot. He was taken out of the game by Brooks and then Westbrook went to the bench and lost it as assistant coach Maurice Cheeks seemed to try and calm him down. It didn't work. Westbrook k...