Westbrook Scores 34 in Return, But Thunder Roll Past Rockets
The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook's return by beating the Houston Rockets 113-92. Westbrook scored 34 points. He was a league MVP and two-time scoring champ for the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets last summer for Chris Paul and draft picks. The fans remember Westbrook as the star who stayed after Kevin Durant left for then-rival Golden State in 2016. They showered him with appreciation before the game. Danilo Gallinari led the Thunder with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 20 points for Oklahoma City.