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Reports: Russell Westbrook expected to play in Game 5 against Thunder

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Russell Westbrook is (reportedly) back in action.

Multiple sources are reporting that Westbrook is expected to play in Saturday’s rescheduled Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Westbrook hasn’t played basketball since Aug. 12 when he strained his right quad. But according to ESPN’s TimMacMahon, Westbrook participated in a intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday where he looked “explosive as ever.”

Since Houston blew a 2-0 series lead against OKC, it seems the team is ready to have Westbrook back in the lineup.

The start time of Saturday’s game is still TBD.