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He’s Back! OKC Thunder confirms Russell Westbrook will play tonight

Russell Westbrook

OKLAHOMA CITY – He’s back! The Oklahoma City Thunder has confirmed Russell Westbrook will play against the Miami Heat tonight.

Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti sent this statement:

“We are all very excited to have Russell back. He has worked extremely hard throughout his rehabilitation, and his addition will allow us to build on the progress we have made in his absence. As Russell integrates back into the team we are going to manage the transition by building his minutes over time and will evaluate his availability in back-to-back situations. These steps are an effort to control the areas of his return to play where feasible, given the reduced practice and conditioning time during the regular season. Our goal is to create the best foundation for Russell and the team as we head into the postseason.”

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The highly anticipated game starts at 7 p.m. at The Peake.

You can watch it on TNT.