• Source: Thunder optimistic Russell Westbrook will return Thursday against Heat

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 18, 2014
    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said teammate Russell Westbrook will return to the Thunder lineup when the team takes on the Miami Heat on Thursday night. A source told Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will be re-evaluated on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, which could open the door for a return against the visiting Heat. Injured Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will return Thursday against the Miami Heat, his teammate, Kevin Durant said in a recent interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons. The Thunder didn't immediately respond to calls and emails regarding Westbrook's status. "Next game right after the All-Star break, against Miami," Durant said of Westbrook's timetable in an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons. The three-time NBA All-Star tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee during the second game of the playoffs last April.

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