Russell Westbrook playing hurt
Jackson: Westbrook the Key
If the Thunder beat the Heat for a title, it will be because of oft-criticized guard Russell Westbrook, writes Scoop Jackson. Story
Westbrook was taking one-handed shots with his right hand after reporters were allowed in to see the end of the session. He then pulled the wrap back and tried a couple with both hands.
Westbrook has been dealing with the injury since the Western Conference finals but did not wear any sort of wrap during Oklahoma City's Game 1 victory on Tuesday night or during practice on Wednesday.
Brooks says "obviously there's a little pain but nothing to prevent him from playing the way he can play."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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