Russell Westbrook Returns to OKC

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Russell Westbrook Returns to OKC

Dean Neal, Reporter

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Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook returned to Oklahoma City last night 1/9/20 for the first time. Russell is now in his 12th NBA season. He played with the Thunder his first 11 years in the NBA.

This was a very emotional night for Russell. At the beginning of the game they had a tribute video for him.

Former teammate Kendrick Perkins who played beside Russell from 2010-2014. Kendrick said ” Russell Westbrook is the best player to ever play for the Thunder”.

The Thunder beat the Rockets 113-92. Russell Westbrook had a pretty impressive game. He had 34 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assist. He did this in 34 minutes of playing time.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now 22-17 and 7th in the Western Conference. The Houston Rockets are 26-12 and 4th in the West.

It’s safe to say Russell Westbrook has great respect for the Thunder as a organization and their fan base. After the game Westbrook said this about Thunders fans. ” The best fans in the world”.

Oklahoma will always have a spot in his heart for Oklahoma.