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Russell Westbrook out for Thunder; needs knee surgery

OklahomCity Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smashes his honscorer's table after colliding with HoustRockets guard Patrick Beverly Beverley second quarter

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smashes his hand onto the scorer's table after colliding with Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly Beverley in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.

The Thunder announced the injury Friday.

Westbrook was hurt in Game 2 of the Thunder’s playoff series against Houston on Wednesday night. Rookie Patrick Beverley lunged into him trying for a steal in the second quarter and his hip collided with Westbrook’s knee.

Westbrook has never previously missed a game in his four NBA seasons.



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