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About halfway through the third quarter, I was knee-deep in Basketball Reference, frantically trying to understand what Russell Westbrook accomplished. Somehow, in only 21 minutes on the floor, he registered a triple-double (13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists), making it the second fastest recorded ever in NBA history (Jim Tucker, 17 minutes in 1955). That’s how crazy it was. Westbrook did something that required Elias to dig up the name Jim Tucker from 1955. DailyThunder.com

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TBL: Do any of today’s player’s fashion style impress you? Walt Frazier: They compare me to (Russell) Westbrook. I think (Dwyane) Wade has a little creativity. The Knicks, Melo, Amar’e, Shumpert. The thing about basketball players is that they’re like models. They’re tall and slim. No matter what they wear they’re going to look good. You put them in a suit and they’ll look sharp. To me it’s the combination of how they put it together. A lot of guys have the nice suits but they don’t have the shoes. For me it’s head to toe. That’s why they call me Clyde because I started with the wide brim hats, I had the suits. I had the mink coats. I had the gator shoes. So my whole thing is from head to toe. A lot of guys don’t do that. They don’t have the shoes or the ties. I don’t say I’m maniacal. I used to be maniacal. Playing I was a real clotheshorse. Now I just like to dress up because I’m in the public eye on TV every other night. I’m not nearly as bad as I used to be with the shoes and shirts. I used to get the fabric for the shirts. I designed them and go with the suits. I used to be really into it. Today I just get a lapel and a spread collar shirt. I don’t design the buttons anymore. It was a labor of love back in the day. To me when you feel good you look good and vice versa. That’s why I do it. The Big Lead

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Ken Berger: Thunder announce Russell Westbrook will return tonight against Miami. Best trade deadline acquisition, and it's not even close. Twitter @KBergCBS

Westbrook participated in his first full practice Wednesday afternoon, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, and is now believed to be a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with Miami. “We'll see how he feels (Thursday),” Brooks said. “He did look good … He's increased his activity. He's done some things the last couple of shootarounds … But he looked good. His timing was pretty good.” Oklahoman

Durant and the Thunder are confident that the All-Star duo won't skip a beat. They've appeared in more than 400 games together and shared the court for another 45 postseason contests. “We've been playing together for so long,” Durant said. “You guys must forget. We played six years together, and it's (30) games that he's missed. I mean, out of six years that's not a lot. So we shouldn't have to talk about anything. “You just got to let him go out there and be him. He has great intentions. He's a team-first guy so it's going to work. I'm excited to have him back. I know he's excited to play again.” Oklahoman

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are hopeful that injured guard Russell Westbrook will return for Thursday's game against the Miami Heat, a source to Yahoo Sports. The Thunder announced on Dec. 27 that Westbrook had surgery on his right knee for the second time since late October. He was projected to be out until after the NBA All-Star break without a specific return game. The source said Westbrook will be re-evaluated on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, which could open the door for a return against the visiting Heat. Yahoo! Sports

Westbrook was expected to be out until after the All-Star break, and it's possible he makes his return in the team's first game, a Thursday tilt with Miami. “I think he's just trying to get healthy,” Love said. “That's what Russ is trying to do. It's unfortunate that he's had the surgeries. I can empathize. I've gone through my series of injuries. But you just hope for the best, and he's keeping a level head about it all. “As far as knowing when to expect him back, I don't know. I don't really ask him about that. I know where his head's at just as far as keeping it level and just being positive.” Oklahoman

February 12, 2014 Updates

Russell Westbrook is the latest athlete to join Subway as a “Famous Fan.” He stopped by to make sandwiches for customers in LA on Wednesday with Jared the Subway Guy. beyondthebuzzer.com

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