With just a little over six weeks to go, anticipation is rising in Oklahoma City as Thunder fans everywhere are a little nervous, but extremely excited to see Russell Westbrook take over as the lone superstar in the 405. New additions to the team should make for an interesting season, but many fans wonder just how well Westbrook can lead a team on his own.
In the 2014-2015 season, Russ struggled at times as the sole leader on the court with Kevin Durant sidelined most of the season with a foot injury, but Westbrook had some absolutely incredible games in which he showed basketball fans everywhere a glimpse of what he is truly capable.
On April 12, 2015 in Indiana, Russell Westbrook shot a career high 43 field goal attempts against the Pacers. Fortunately, his high volume of attempts led to his career high in field goals made at 21, which equated to his career high in points with 54. The Thunder ended up losing the game 106-114 due mostly to poor free throw shooting, but Russ tied the most points ever scored by a Thunder player, adding another highlight to his incredible legacy in Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook is without a doubt going to be an absolute joy to watch this season, and it would come as no surprise if he had several high-scoring games by the end of the year.
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