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Russell Westbrook Dominant In Oklahoma City Thunder’s Win vs. Charlotte Bobcats

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Mark D. Smith – USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder is always a force at home, and they showed it once again tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats.

The scoreboard definitely lies in this one though. Despite the fact that the Thunder won the game 116-99, the team started the final quarter leading by a slight four-point margin and the game was quite close. However, Oklahoma City’s pedigree and the performance of their two star players down the stretch allowed the team to create separation in a game where the performance of Russell Westbrook was the main highlight.

Westbrook had struggled after returning from his latest injury, but it wasn’t the case in this contest. The star PG was dominant from the start, and he ended the game missing only two shots on his way to a 26-point, five-assist performance in little more than 25 minutes. It was a vintage performance from the former UCLA standout, and it seems like he’s heating up at the right time.

Kevin Durant also had a great night, scoring 28 points despite shooting only 33 percent from the field, and the team was solid especially in the fourth quarter where they dismantled a Charlotte team that put up a bigger fight than expected. Westbrook was the one who sparked the team’s offense and he led them when things got rough, which is exactly what you expect from a star player.

If he keeps putting up performances like this, it can only mean good things for the franchise as the playoffs are getting closer and closer.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google