Russell Westbrook Explosive in Season Debut

Russell Westbrook Debut

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- OCTOBER 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the Sacramento Kings on October 21, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Coming off a knee injury that sidelined him during Oklahoma City Thunder’s first two games, Westbrook was in his usual dangerous form again. The Thunder lost to the Sacramento Kings, 131-120, but the former MVP’s impressive stat line is a welcome sight for Thunder fans.

Westbrook flirted with a triple-double yet again as he posted 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished off 8 assists. What’s more impressive is that he played for 35 minutes, the most for any Thunder that game.

Russell Westbrook

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The league’s walking triple-double machine missed the team’s pre-season games as the 6-foot-4 spitfire guard had to recuperate from a knee inflammation injury. Still, Westbrook and the Thunder have to make up a lot of ground as they have lost the first three games of their season so far.

Westbrook is the highest-paid player in the NBA this season with his monster 5-year, $206,794,070 contract.

Check out Westbrook’s debut highlights here:


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