Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/14
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NEW ORLEANS - The thunder and lightning started early and ended late, and as usual, Russell Westbrook was in the middle of the meteorological firestorm. While Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin poured in 27 points each and combined for 10 3-pointers to power the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-95 rout of the New Orleans Hornets Friday, all Thunder coach Scott Brooks could talk about was the aggressive play of Westbrook, who overcame a weak 3-of-11 shooting night to dish out 12 of his team's 31 assists and suffocate the Hornets' overmatched point guards with his patented chest-to-chest defense. "This was one of his better games on both ends of the floor," Brooks said of Westbrook. "He was disruptive. When he plays like that, he puts a lot of pressure on their point guards to run the offense. I thought his effort and intensity were highest I've ever seen." The Thunder (7-3) scored a season-high 110 points, nailing a franchise-record 14 3-pointers on 29 attempts. They moved the ball so...
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