Article Photos: ESPN's Jon Barry: Thunder should get by Rockets, doubtful to reach NBA Finals without Russell Westbrook 97/186

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) loses the ball out of bounds in front of Brandan Wright (32) of Golden State as Oklahoma City's Jeff Green (22) and Damien Wilkins (21) look on in the second half during the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Monday, December 8, 2008. Golden State won, 112-102.  BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN  ORG XMIT: KOD