A bloody face and stitches wasn't enough to keep Russell Westbrook out of action last night. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard took an elbow to the face and was bleeding all over the sideline. However, he was able to get stitches in the locker room and come back to the game.
The Thunder went on to beat the Phoenix Suns 114-96 and Westbrook finished with 24 points and nine assists in the game. Aside from the time it took Westbrook to get the stitches in the locker room, he will not miss any time as a result of the injury, which had his teammates happy and impressed.
"When you see blood, you don't know what to do," Kevin Durant said of Westbrook. "I was glad he came back here and got stitched up and was able to play again. He came out there with a lot of anger and it showed on both ends of the floor. He pushed us over the top."Westbrook, like last season, has propelled the Thunder to one of the best records in the NBA. He is averaging 21.5 points per game and 8.7 assists per game this season. He has been a big part of the Thunder's fast start this year.