Thunder Game Report for Monday


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When it comes to the Thunder these days it's just like what former OKC city councilman Goree James used to say...it's Deja Vu all over again.

And so it was last night the Thunder lost yet again to a shorthanded, bad team. The Dallas Mavericks, playing without four of their regulars and a few other really good players who've been traded away...still went out and beat OKC last night 106-103, The Mavs now with just 30 wins this season have beaten the Thunder three times.

Russell Westbrook had another triple-double and once again refused to answer questions from veteran Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel. Russ at least had answers for Fox Sports' Lesley McCaslin but then shut it down, while bending over to mess with his shoes when Tramel asked his questions. Here is most of Westbrook's past game from Fox Sports Oklahoma.

That last voice during the exchange with Berry Tramel was Matt Tumbleson, the team's director of basketball communications allowing Westbrook to again avoid answering important questions. Westbrook has apparently decided not to answer any questions from Tramel, nor will he answer questions from ESPN's Royce Young. It's a bad look for Westbrook and the Thunder organization's now active participation in this farce is embarrassing for a team that prides itself on professionalism.

The Thunder play another bad and tanking team on Tuesday when the Lakers come to town.