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ON BASKETBALL

Russell Westbrook tuning out the criticism

Thunder guard not going to alter game

MIAMI - The similarities between Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo are becoming increasingly evident as the NBA Finals transpire.

Those who watch Westbrook only occasionally are awed by his speed, impressed with his midrange shooting ability, and floored by his explosiveness.

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