OKLAHOMA CITY -- Wednesday was the first time through the first four games of the season the Thunder resembled the kind of team that won 60 games a season ago and made the NBA Finals two seasons ago.
Yeah, it's early, and it was just a 107-93 regular-season win against the Dallas Mavericks, but here's three things to get super-excited about with the Thunder, one thing to worry about and a pair of facts you can impress your friends and co-workers with.
Get excited about
1. Russell Westbrook. Simple as that.
This was angry Russ Wednesday night. The kind of Russ we were used to seeing. He got to the rim, he got mad, he dunked.
Feels good to see that, doesn't it?
"It's what we expect," coach Scott Brooks said. "It's who he is. He's a talented player who has improved every year. This is still part of his continuing to work through some of the rust. There are plays that he will make more consistently. This is what we were expecting."
Well, excuse the rest of us if we were a little ...