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Russell Westbrook ties Michael Jordan after playoff win

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The Oklahoma City Thunder drew level in their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs last night with a blow-out victory, thanks in no small part to Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook scored 40 points and contributed significantly in every other area of the game to lift the Thunder to a 105-92 victory.

As a matter of fact Westbrook was so impressive that he equalled a stat-line that has not been seen in the playoff since Michael Jordan.

Westbrook's 40 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five blocks were on a level with Jordan's 44 points, 10 assists seven rebounds and five steals from 1989.

ESPN's official twitter account confirmed the OKC point guard's remarkable score line:"MJ has company. Last night, R. Westbrook joined His Airness as the only other player with 40 Pts, 10 Ast, 5 Reb, 5 Stl in a playoff game."

Westbrook's outburst is perhaps a little surprising considering that he is widely thought to be the second-best player on that team after MVP Kevin Durant. However the guard has shown with this breakout performance on the biggest stage that he can be a player to be relied on in the postseason.

Sure, Westbrook may not be capable of these fantastic performances every night as Michael Jordan was but once in a while may be enough to bring home an NBA Championship this summer.

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