Westbrook's lightning for Thunder

ORLANDO -- Some words to describe Russell Westbrook include: electrifying, passionate and smooth.

It's becoming more and more evident why the Oklahoma City Thunder didn't draft a point guard like some thought they would with their third pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Westbrook is clearly the answer for OKC, and the franchise recognizes he can be the one to lead the Thunder up the mountain.

The former UCLA standout recorded 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and added five assists as the Thunder coasted past the Boston Celtics, 94-82, on Wednesday at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League.

"I'm very motivated," he said. "Right now I'm just trying to work on some things to be ready for the season."

Westbrook, nonetheless, wasn't the only player to prosper. D.J. White and Kyle Weaver combined for 28 points, while Shaun Livingston, who is starting to show significant improvements since suffering a devastating knee injury in 2007, scored 10.

"It is a victory in itself [to make it back from injury], but it's not over," Livingston said. "I'm a competitor and I think I can still play at a high level."

Oklahoma City outscored Boston by 10 in the paint and nine in fast break points.

J.R. Giddens led the Celtics with 16 points, while Chris Lofton scored 15 and Bill Walker, who returned after missing Tuesday's action with back spasms, had 12.

The Thunder (2-1) will square off against the Nets/Sixers on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, while Boston and Indiana will meet at 7 p.m.

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