- Kevin Pelton
As the Oklahoma City Thunder prepare for a must-win Game 5 tonight at Chesapeake Arena -- and face the daunting prospect of needing to beat the Memphis Grizzlies three consecutive times to win this series -- the impact of losing Russell Westbrook to season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus has become obvious. Let's take a look at what we've learned from a Thunder playoff run that appears headed for a premature conclusion.
Oklahoma City needs Westbrook
When Russell Westbrook went down, Kevin Durant stepped up, but it hasn't been enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder.