The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-0 - there's a sentence nobody expected when the season began.
Russell Westbrook inspired his teammates to an impressive win over the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center ahead of their game with a certain Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.
Russ was the only player for the Thunder to score double figures and took total control when it mattered most. It seems the point guard is on a one-man mission to show he doesn't need KD, and so far it has been incredibly entertaining to watch.
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He had numerous highlight plays throughout the evening, but the one that stood out above them all was his vicious one-hand slam coming around a screen from Steven Adams.
Adams gave Westbrook the necessary space to drive to the basket, and he didn't need a second invite, blowing past DeAndre Jordan, who didn't even attempt to get in his way and throwing down the dunk. Even L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was impressed.
With the matchup against Durant coming tonight, Westbrook is at full throttle. He keeps playing down the magnitude of the encounter but there is no doubting the guard will be out to get one over his old teammate.
His attacking of the basket is amongst the best from backcourt players in the league and Golden State's lack of rim protection could be fully exploited by the former UCLA man.
It's going to be an exciting encounter. Win or lose, expect Westbrook to show out at the Oracle Arena.