HoopsHype Russell Westbrook Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Royce Young

CP3 on Westbrook: 'You could put him on the court with the Bad News Bears, and he's going to be ready to play' cbsprt.co/1wNWNps

Royce Young

CP3 on Westbrook: "You could put him on the court with the Bad News Bears, and he's going to be ready to play." lat.ms/1tkOteH

Zach Lowe

Just finished POR-OKC. Russ was great considering total lack of spacing. Hubie is right OKC has to consider staggering Ibaka/Westbrook more

Tom Ziller

The Hook: The Thunder have too little to let Russell Westbrook rest sbnation.com/e/6895118

Kurt Helin

Old tweets: Kevin Durant uses gay slurs (including at Russell Westbrook), Damian Lillard rips LeBron James dlvr.it/7Mf9Wp

Mike Prada

Weird that Westbrook played so little. I know OKC has an impossible back to back, but that was the game to extend yourselves to win.

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Westbrook no puede solo: el base anota 38 puntos pero unos diezmados Thunder se hunden al final en Portland baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Marc Gasol, Westbrook, Rondo... las estrellas sacan brillo a nuestro Top-Ten (y no te pierdas el mate de James Ellis) baloncesto.as.com/videos/2014/10…

Kerry Eggers

Kaman on Westbrook: "He's going to have a tough season without KD. He's going to carry load. Can he do it for 4 quarters? Good luck to him."

Erik Gundersen

Russell Westbrook tonight. 1st half: 7-13, 12-13 FT, 26 points. 2nd half: 4-13, 3-3 FT, 12 points.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers outlast Thunder, Westbrook on opening night columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook was electrifying, but the Thunder run out of gas in Portland -- recap and notes: dailythunder.com/2014/10/thunde…

Ben Golliver

Scott Brooks on managing Russell Westbrook's minutes: "It's never easy to take him out. ... But you've got to be smart."

Royce Young

Blazers beat OKC 106-89. Westbrook with 38 on 25 shots, Lance Thomas with 14, Ibaka 10. Blazers outscored the Thunder 31-12 in the fourth.

Anthony Slater

Blazers drop the Thunder 106-89. Russell Westbrook was great -- 38 points, 6 assists -- but didn't get much help.

Joe Freeman

It's a wrap: #Blazers beat Thunder 106-89. LA has 27 pts, Matthews adds 22. Westbrook has 38 pts for OKC, which scored just 12 pts in 4th Q.

Royce Young

Westbrook took 25 more shots than Durant tonight smh

Joe Freeman

Brooks pulls Westbrook, essentially waving white flag with 2:45 left. #Blazers lead by 16 pts after delivering 4th-Q knockout.

Royce Young

Westbrook checks out, probably done for the night: 38 points on 11-25 shooting, six assists, three steals.

Lang Whitaker

Portland's gonna win this game but so is Westbrook.

Sean Meagher

Batum steals from Westbrook, keeps it in bounds, lobs to the trailing LA. That'll work. 93-83 Blazers, 5:17 Q4.

Royce Young

So many tunnel vision Thunder fans out there acting like game is SO IMPORTANT. You can't play Westbrook 44 minutes every night for a month.

Ben Golliver

Blazers were +8 during Russell Westbrook's first-half rest and +5 during his second-half rest.

Kevin Pelton

Westbrook with just 3 FTAs in the second half after 13 in the first. Blazers making him a jump shooter in the half-court offense.

Royce Young

Westbrook coming back with 8:40 left.

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook in. Batum back in.

Darnell Mayberry

I assume Brooks is letting Westbrook get one more breather doing the next media timeout. If that's what he's doing, it's a smart move.

Sean Highkin

Pretty much everyone on the Thunder's active roster besides Westbrook and Ibaka is a wack fantasy stud.

Royce Young

Scott Brooks is doing the wise thing letting Westbrook sit. Another game tomorrow, plus this is game one of 82. Long season ahead.

Kevin Pelton

Stunned Russell Westbrook is still on the OKC bench coming out of their timeout. Game might get away from them before he returns.

Kerry Eggers

Westbrook, who has played only 27 minutes, remains on bench. Surprised Scotty Brooks hasn't brought him back in for Telfair

Jason Quick

Top scoring performance by an opponent in Portland arena: 47 held by Kobe Bryant in 2013 and Stephen Curry last April. Westbrook with 36

Marc J. Spears

Russell Westbrook has 36 points and 15 made free throws for the Thunder sans Kevin Durant versus Portland through three quarters.

Royce Young

After three, Thunder lead 77-75 in Portland. Westbrook with 36 on 10-20 shooting with six assists. Rest of the Thunder: 41 points on 17-37.

Chris Palmer

No question Westbrook will lead the league in scoring. Until KD comes back.

Darnell Mayberry

Getting outta here with Westbrook dominating but still playing just 36-37 minutes on the first night of a back-to-back is a major victory.

Erik Gundersen

End of 3: OKC 77, Blazers 75. OKC actually extended the lead with Westbrook sitting. 36, 6 ast for him. Aldridge with 23, 2 reb, 2 ast.

Anthony Slater

Solid job to end the third by a depleted second unit. OKC up 77-75 heading to the fourth. Westbrook should be back soon.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd: Thunder lead the #Blazers 77-75. LA has 23 pts, Batum has 14 pts and Westbrook has 36 pts, 6 asts for OKC.

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook has played only 27 minutes tonight. If he can steal two or three minutes at the start of the fourth, it'll be huge.

Erik Gundersen

Stotts rolling the dice here with Westbrook out. Dame back in with 4 fouls.

Alex Kennedy

If Russell Westbrook keeps this up, we may get our first 50-point game on just the second night of the @NBA season.

Royce Young

Only thing that looks better than Russell Westbrook tonight is Nick Collison's hair.

Chris Palmer

Russell Westbrook getting 50 tonight.

Earl K. Sneed

That green light I said Russell Westbrook had coming into the game is now a full-fledged speedway. Just go, young man. It's his show

Mico Halili

In the other news, Westbrook with 36 points. It's only the 3rd quarter.

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook has 36 points. Westbrook's teammates have combined for 35 points.

Chris Mannix

Lot of people believe Russell Westbrook could thrust himself into the MVP discussion during KD's absence. Seeing potential of that tonight.