OKC's Russell Westbrook confirms his comeback in emphatic style

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After missing the start of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook finally took to the court and had a game to remember against the New York Knicks.

Westbrook made an emphatic return to action for the Thunder as they welcomed the struggling Knicks to the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Making headlines by not only being the top scorer in the match but leading the Thunder to 105-78 rout of the Knicks who were without their star player.

Westbrook dominated on the court however scoring 32 points and getting seven rebounds and eight assists.

The Thunder have been struggling this season with their two big stars missing through injury but Westbrook's return was enough to inspire them to victory.


Westbrook led the game in points and was 18 points ahead of Oklahoma City's next highest scorer Serge Ibaka who scored 14 on the night.

Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson were the together two Thunder players to reach double digits but everyone was forced into the shadow of Westbrook.

The Thunder took advantage of the Knicks being without Carmelo Anthony who didn't participate due to a back injury.

Amar'e Stoudemire stepped up for the Knicks however as the big Forward scored 20 points in the game and had nine rebounds.

Outscoring the Knicks in the first three quarters, the Thunder looked to be back to the team they were last year.

The start of the season?

The Thunder are 5-12 on the season after tonight's win and have been nothing compared to the team they were last year.

However having had both Westbrook and last year's league MVP Kevin Durant on the sidelines all season, its not hard to see why they've struggled.

Following Wednesday night's victory over the Utah Jazz, the Thunder are now on a two game winning streak which came at the end of losing six games in a row.

OKC's winning streak has come at the right time as they now face a three game road trip to the New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons.

The Knicks however move to 4-13 on the season as their year gets worse and worse.

Having now lost three in a row, the Knicks will need to find a win somewhere as they return to Madison Square Garden for three consecutive home games.

The Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers are all set to visit the Knicks in a run that will be crucial for the New York team.

Memorable play

Serge Ibaka takes off and slams it home:

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