After a six-month layoff, Oklahoma City Thunder scoring machine Russell Westbrook returned to the hardwood last night against the Phoenix Suns.
The All-Star point guard was sidelined in the spring after first tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee during the second game of the NBA playoffs. But there didn’t seem to be much rust as he notched 21 points and seven assists as the Thunder topped the Suns 103-96 on Sunday night.
After the game he said he felt a little rusty but seemed satisfied with his effort.
“I just missed some easy ones but that will come,” Westbrook said. “I’m able to do what I want. I could be better but that’s all right. That’s expected. I’m not expected to come back and be bionic man. I’m just going to work my way through it.”
Watch highlights from the game below:
Shooting Stars: 20 Biggest NBA Scoring Performances
1. Gilbert ArenasSource:Getty Images 1 of 18
2. Allen IversonSource:Getty 2 of 18
3. Tom ChambersSource:Getty Images 3 of 18
4. Larry Bird4 of 18
5. Bernard King5 of 18
6. Shaquille O'Neal6 of 18
7. Karl Malone7 of 18
8. George Mikan8 of 18
9. Tracy McGrady9 of 18
10. George Gervin10 of 18
11. Jerry West11 of 18
12. Joe Fulks12 of 18
13. Rick Barry13 of 18
14. "Pistol" Pete14 of 18
15. David Robinson15 of 18
16. Elgin Baylor16 of 18
17. David Thompson17 of 18
18. Wilt Chamberlain18 of 18
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