Russell Westbrook isn't focused on the fact that his Oklahoma City Thunder will face former teammate Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
Westbrook's mind is on the Thunder's early struggles. Oklahoma City entered the season with high hopes after the team added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Despite the infusion of talent and Westbrook's still electric play, the Thunder has stumbled to a 7-9 start.
"It really don't matter who we have next, it's about us," said Westbrook, the reigning MVP. "Regardless of what other teams do, when we play the way we're supposed to play for 48 minutes, it's hard to beat us. That's all I worry about is our team."
Westbrook has been his usual self in many ways. He's averaging 20.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists. After setting the single-season record with 42 triple-doubles last season, he leads the league with five this year.
All nine of Oklahoma City's losses have been by nine or fewer points. Westbrook averaged 10 points per game in the fourth quarter last season; this season, he's down to 5.4.
Teletovic out: Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.