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A Thunderous Way to Open Series

Bryan Terry/Oklahoman

Young legs ran circles around veteran mettle.

Thunder blue routed Laker purple. Rest trumped rust. And Russ trumped them all.

Russell Westbrook was the best player on a court full of all-stars, Kevin Durant was right there with him and the Thunder celebrated the end of a nine-day layoff with a 119-90 thrashing Monday night that sent a clear message.

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