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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook Logs double-double in 22 minutes

    Westbrook nearly registered a triple-double in just 22 minutes of action in Wednesday's preseason win over the Timberwolves. He finished the evening with 14 points (5-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 assists, and eight rebounds (four offensive).Though it had been almost six months since he played in a competitive game, Westbrook picked up right where he left off in his dazzling 2014-15 campaign, stuffing the stat sheet in about as efficient a manner as possible. With co-star also Kevin Durant back in the fold after an injury-plagued campaign, the duo looked at times unstoppable against a young Wolves squad, giving Oklahoma City plenty of confidence about its prospects of reemerging as a Western Conference contender this season. From a fantasy perspective, Westbrook still figures to remain an upper-tier option due to his multi-category contributions, but look for his per-game counting stats to tail off a bit with his usage rate set to decline now that Durant's back healthy.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Stephen Curry, LeBron James unanimous All-NBA choices

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James were unanimous choices for the All-NBA first team, announced on Thursday. The Warriors' Curry, who was named NBA MVP, and the Cavaliers' James received first team votes on all 129 ballots submitted. Joining Curry at guard on the All-NBA team is the Rockets' James Harden, who received 125 votes. Joining James at forward is Anthony Davis of the Pelicans (119 votes). The center is Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies (65 votes). The second team consists of the Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, the Bulls' Pau Gasol, the Thunder's Russell Westbrook and the Clippers' Chris Paul. The third team is the Spurs' Tim Duncan, the Clippers' Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the Warriors' Klay Thompson and the Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Thunder G Russell Westbrook wins NBA Cares Community Assist Award

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been chosen as the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award recipient, the NBA announced. The award is given annually to the player that best exhibits a passion for the game of basketball while also helping the community. In 2012, Westbrook launched Westbrook's Why Not? Foundation, which provides support for children facing hardships. "As a child, my brother and I were taught to challenge adversity by working harder and asking ourselves 'why not?'" Westbrook said. "The Why Not? Foundation aims to empower children to overcome their own obstacles and provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Thunder's Durant, Westbrook offer support for Scott Brooks

    With the Thunder reportedly contemplating whether to bring back coach Scott Brooks next season, forward Kevin Durant said Brooks does not deserve blame for the team missing the playoffs for the first since 2008-09, reports The Oklahoman. "He rallied us, made sure we were all emotionally stable," Durant said. Guard Russell Westbrook agreed with Durant that Brooks did the best job possible. "As a coach and as a friend, I think he does a great job," Westbrook said. Durant added that he was disappointed he wasn't able to finish the season to help the team due to his foot injury. "I'm definitely pissed," he said. "I can't wait for the first game [next season]."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Thunder's Russell Westbrook takes home scoring title

    Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook scored 37 points on 11 of 20 shooting in his team's 138-113 win over the Timberwolves Wednesday and finished with a scoring average of 28.1 points per game to take home the scoring title. Westbrook had an outstanding statistical season across the board, averaging 28.1 points, 8.6 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals. However, the Thunder have missed out on a playoff spot after finishing 45-37 but losing a tiebreaker to the Pelicans, who managed to defeat the Spurs Wednesday.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    G Russell Westbrook continues hot hand with 36 points in Thunder win

    After scoring 54 points on Sunday, guard Russell Westbrook continued his hot hand Monday with 36 points to lead the Thunder past the Trail Blazers, 101-90.Westbrook grabbed 11 rebounds and added seven assists in the win.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    NBA rescinds Thunder G Russell Westbrook's 16th technical

    In a move with major playoff implications, the NBA announced Monday that they have rescinded the technical foul Russell Westbrook received Sunday against the Pacers, which would have been the guard's 16 of the season, leading to an automatic one-game suspension. The change leaves Westbrook eligible for tonight's must-win game against the Trail Blazers. The Thunder are tied with the Pelicans for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference with two games remaining, but New Orleans holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Pelicans play the Timberwolves Monday. Westbrook is averaging 27.9 points, 8.6 assists and 7.2 rebounds for the Thunder.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Thunder G Russell Westbrook hits career-high 54 points in loss

    Guard Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points Sunday but the Thunder fell to the Pacers, 116-104.Westbrook put up 43 shots (hitting 21) and went five of 15 from 3-point range. It's just the 11th time since 1985 that a player took 43-plus attempts (per BasketballReference.com)Westbrook also added nine rebounds and eight assists in the loss.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Thunder's Russell Westbrook could be suspended one game for techs

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was hit with his 16th technical foul of the season Sunday in Indiana and, as a result, could be suspended for Monday's contest against the Blazers, per The Oklahoman. NBA rules require a player to sit out one game after a 16th technical, but Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes the call will be overturned. "I'm pretty confident this one will be rescinded," Brooks said. "That's not my decision, but I feel confident about it." The Thunder will enter the final week of the regular season tied with the Pelicans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points in the Thunder loss on Sunday.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    G Russell Westbrook's 27 points, 10 assists lift Thunder in win

    Guard Russell Westbrook went for a game-high 27 points to put the Thunder past the Kings on Friday, 116-103.Westbrook also tallied 10 assists and five rebounds in the win.