Westbrook scores 36; Thunder beat Trail Blazers 101-90 (Yahoo Sports)


Russell Westbrook made the most of his second chance. The NBA's scoring leader tallied 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-90 on Monday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Westbrook almost didn't get to play. ''I was worried once I got it during the game, but at the same time, the NBA does a great job of figuring out which tech is doable and which ones get rescinded, and I'm just happy mine got rescinded,'' Westbrook said. Yahoo Sports Read more [...]

Westbrook avoids suspension with technical rescinded (Yahoo Sports)


The NBA rescinded Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul, allowing the star guard to play in the Thunder's critical game against Portland on Monday night. The decision means the NBA's leading scorer avoids what would have been an automatic suspension because he had reached the league limit of technical fouls. The league did not elaborate on its ruling in an email, but NBA President of Operations Rod Thorn later outlined the reasoning. Thunder coach Scott Brooks had said Sunday he was ''pretty Read more [...]

Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook from Haters After OKC Star Takes 43 Shots


After Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook nearly put up another triple-double Sunday with 54 points, eight assists and nine rebounds, there was only one number some people cared about:Forty-three.Westbrook took 43 shots during Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers.Forget the fact that Westbrook shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, making 21 of his field-goal attempts. The fact that he took 43 shots seems to overshadow his overall numbers for some people.After seeing some of the criticism, Read more [...]

Westbrook scores 54, but Pacers hold off Thunder 116-104 (Yahoo Sports)


Russell Westbrook did everything he could Sunday night to give Oklahoma City's fading playoff hopes a boost. The All-Star Game MVP scored a career-high 54 points and nearly pulled off his 12th triple-double of the season, but Indiana closed the game on a 10-1 run to hold on for a 116-104 victory. NBA rules require a player to sit out one game at that point, though Thunder coach Scott Brooks sounded hopeful Westbrook will play. Without them in the lineup, Westbrook has been brilliant - and he was Read more [...]

Westbrook posts another triple-double; Thunder beat Hawks (Yahoo Sports)


Hours after Oklahoma City learned it might be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the season, Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night. ''He's one of the best shooters in the world, in the NBA, and my job is to be able to read the defense. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

E’Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder (Yahoo Sports)


E'Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Westbrook's triple-double streak at four. After Moore's 3 put the Bulls up 107-105, Westbrook stepped out of bounds after taking the inbounds pass, not seeing that Serge Ibaka was open for a potential tying shot. I should have passed to Serge,'' Westbrook said. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

Russell Westbrook Injury: Updates on Thunder Star’s Hand and Return


Once a pillar of consistency in the Oklahoma City Thunder's starting lineup, Russell Westbrook looks to have been bitten by the injury bug for the second season in a row. ESPN's J.A. Adande revealed Westbrook suffered a hand injury on Thursday against the Clippers: Royce Young of ESPN.com revealed Westbrook would not return:  During his first five years in the league, the All-Star point guard played in every one of the Thunder's regular season games. His iron man streak goes all the way back Read more [...]