Russell Westbrook throws down huge tomahawk dunk

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It's been a testing season to date for Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City point guard, when healthy, has been truly explosive.

However, repeated problems with his knees have caused him to miss extended periods of time on the court.

Thankfully, the Thunder have not suffered too much in his absence - mostly due to Kevin Durant's incredible ascension to legitimate MVP contender - with a number of role players stepping up to the plate to assist in admirable fashion.

Westbrook is back now, however, and evidently keen to re-assert his authority on the rest of the NBA.

In only his fourth game back from knee surgery against the playoff-contending Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night, his talents were on display for all to see.

In a simple 116-99 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the three-time All-Star was in superb form, dropping 26 points, dishing out five assists and collecting two rebounds.

Perhaps the highlight of the night for the 25-year-old out of UCLA, however, came with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter.

With the Thunder up 75-67, Bobcats guard Gary Neal attempted a pass that was picked off by a razor-sharp Westbrook who then proceeded to sprint powerfully towards the hoop.

Not simply content with laying it in like most point guards would, though, he soared high and nailed an impressive tomahawk slam.

Watch footage of the dunk above - with thanks to for bringing it to our attention.

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