Six days ago, Russell Westbrook had a dent in his face.
Four days ago, he had surgery to fix the dent in his face.
Tonight, he had a career-high 49 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 10 assists. His fourth straight triple-double, something that hasn’t been done since Michael Jordan in 1989.
“For those of you, including myself, that thought Russell might need a couple of games to get used to wearing the mask,” Scott Brooks said, “we were wrong.”
Westbrook was sick. He was absurd. He was filthy. He was ridiculous. He was Russell Freaking Westbrook. Would the mask bother him? Would he play tentatively? Would he hold back?
Nah, man. Nah. Keep Reading…