Westbrook a Hothead With Hot Hand

Sarah Phipps/Oklahoman

Peter Pan was back in business Thursday night. You know. Russell Westbrook. The mischievous boy who can fly and who never grows up.

Westbrook barked at the genteel Thabo Sefolosha, took a shot so wild Scotty Brooks was forced to substitute, blew his stack while being counseled by Mo Cheeks, knocked over a chair and stormed off the court to the comfort of a Chesapeake Arena tunnel.

At the time, Westbrook was playing an excellent game and the Thunder led Memphis by 20 points.

The Thunder produced a 106-89 rout of the Grizzlies that was overshadowed by Peter Pan.

And maybe the basketball world will be better off if we accept what Westbrook is. Part hot hand, part hothead.

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