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Russell Westbrook Motivated, Thunder Must Win In Memphis

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Russell Westbrook will play in his 48th career playoff game on Thursday, April 24, in game three of the Oklahoma City Thunder's best of seven series versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

Heading into Thursday's game Westbrook says he's ready for the challenge of playing in Memphis and is plenty motivated to bounce back after the Thunder's game two loss.

The three-time all-star says his competitiveness got him where he is today and doesn't plan to stop what's got him to this level.

Westbrook says he's ready to play in Memphis after playing just two playoff games last year due to knee surgery and missed the entire Grizzlies series.

The former UCLA Bruin averages just over 23 points a game in the playoffs.

Game three tips at 7:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 24, in Memphis.