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Russell Westbrook opens game with steal, slam (VIDEO)

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves a towel on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Oklahoma City won 106-98. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


The rest of this game went pretty much like this play.

This steal and slam was the first two of Russell Westbrook’s 11 first quarter points as the Thunder raced out to a 14 point first quarter lead. Then they really opened it up in the third quarter, making it a 24-point lead and it was coasting in from there to a 131-102 OKC win.

Westbrook and Durant each finished with 29 points and everybody dressed on the Thunder roster scored. The Thunder looked like contenders against a top five draft team. Not exactly compelling television.