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2019 Schedule
0-3, 5th in Northwest
Is it too soon to worry about OKC's start? (1:35)
Westbrook: 'I just hate losing' (0:58)
Russ notches double-double in season debut (0:56)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The two primary alarms ringing for the Thunder: 1) they are 26-109 (24 percent) from 3 this season; and 2) with Andre Roberson still out for multiple weeks, they are a strikingly mediocre, if not downright bad, defensive team.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder are headed for an 0-3 start and while Westbrook is back and showed no obvious signs of rust, there are some eye-opening concerns after this one. And next up: the Celtics on Thursday in OKC.

Westbrook amped after getting shot to fall in traffic (0:22)
George blows by Shumpert for baseline slam (0:22)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder played most of the third quarter almost like it was an elimination playoff game with a ton of desperate energy and second efforts. They probably sense what a bad loss this would be to the Kings, but unless they clean up some egregious defensive mistakes, it might not matter.

Diallo cleans up his own miss for the jam (0:22)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Abrines (mouth contusion) is available to return. He took a hard inadvertent elbow from Nerlens Noel in the second quarter and had to go to the locker room.

Westbrook pushes to the rim for and-1 (0:24)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings lead the Thunder at half 68-56. Westbrook 15-9-6, George 9, Adams 8 and 9. Westbrook has looked every bit himself, and the offense (outside of the ball going in) has looked very good. The defense, though, has been atrocious.

Schröder misses easy score, loses shoe (0:18)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Abrines heads to the locker room after taking an inadvertent elbow from Nerlens Noel to the head/neck.

Westbrook, Adams team up for a pair of oops (0:18)
Westbrook's hustle sends him flying into crowd (0:18)
Westbrook banks in a shot over Fox (0:17)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It's very much a Captain Obvious statement, but Westbrook just changes the complexion of OKC so drastically. He's set the tone with his energy, flying into courtside seats saving a loose ball and is setting up much better looks than what the Thunder got in the first two games.

Adams comes up with big denial (0:15)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook posts up De'Aaron Fox and scores over him, then jogs down the court doing a rocking-the-baby gesture. No a whole lot of apparent rust for Westbrook as he's come of the gates with a ton of energy, ripping down rebounds and diving on the floor for loose balls.

Westbrook preparing for his season debut vs. the Kings (0:43)
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Westbrook returns but can't help OKC avoid 0-3

The Thunder welcomed back Russell Westbrook on Sunday, but the former MVP's presence wasn't enough to stop them from starting a season 0-3 for the first time in the Oklahoma City era.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook is playing tonight against the Kings. He will be in his standard starting spot and has no minute restriction.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game104.028th
Rebounds Per Game49.3Tied-7th
Assists Per Game20.7Tied-27th
Points Allowed115.720th

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