Russell Westbrook starts Sunday

Updated: November 3, 2013, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook apparently is a quick healer.

The All-Star point guard, sidelined for the past six months with a knee injury, returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup for Sunday night's home game against the Phoenix Suns, weeks earlier than expected. Westbrook started the game instead of easing back into action.

"Rehab is a tough process," Westbrook said before tipoff. "I'm going to continue to rehab throughout the season, before the game, whatever ...

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