Durant, Westbrook downplay exchange

Updated: December 30, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said Wednesday night's altercation between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook during a timeout should not be analyzed as a referendum on their ability to co-exist.

Instead, it should be seen as what it was: competitors whose juices were bubbling during an especially frustrating moment in their win against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Late in the second quarter, Westbrook became agitated when he drove the lane and passed out to open teammate ...

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