OKC Thunder in the News: breaking even, Russ’ 30th, Roberson progressing

Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The OKC Thunder dropped a game to the Mavericks, but we made up for it  Monday. Defeating the Phoenix Suns, the OKC Thunder are now 8-5 on the season, something that seemed very, very far away after starting 0-4.

This is OKC Thunder in the news. Here, I’ll be showering you with the top 3 OKC Thunder story lines so that you can go to work and impress all your coworkers with your astonishing penchant for Thunder current events. They’ll love it.

So, what all is going on in the Thunder world?

Breaking Even

Like I mentioned just above, the Thunder took it to the Phoenix Suns, making up for the tough loss against the Mavericks last Saturday. The OKC Thunder had a great game, still with Russell Westbrook sitting on the bench.

The Thunder mega-lead started slipping away in the 3rd quarter, but the boys in blue held on to send the Suns home. Thunder wing Paul George hit six 3-pointers, the most of any Thunder player this season.

For more on the game check out the player grades:

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Roberson Update

Thunder wing Andre Roberson is making serious injury progress. OKC Thunder beat writer Erik Horne tweeted this yesterday:

Though Roberson’s recovery and recuperation have been a slow grind, it’s encouraging to see him on his feet, working towards being on the court. “Early December” seems like a long time from now, but it’s really only 3 weeks away. It’s still entirely possible the Thunder have Roberson for over half of this season.

This would be huge, as the Thunder defense is already giving opposing teams major troubles. Throwing Roberson into the mix could be truly stifling.

Happy Birthday, Russ

That’s right, it’s the Brodie’s birthday.

Russell Westbrook turned 30 yesterday, which is hard to believe. It would suck to spend your birthday on the sidelines, but not much gets Westbrook down.

ESPN tweeted a collection of Russ’ best moments to celebrate the occasion. Let’s all watch it together:

To the man with the plan, Happy Birthday!