That's not a typo in the headline.
Russell Westbrook is as vital to the Oklahoma City Thunder's success as Kevin Durant. I'm not trying to say Westbrook is the best player on the Thunder, but his efforts on the court can sometimes be misjudged or even overshadowed.
Oklahoma City has stumbled a bit in the last month of the season after having a solid hold on the top spot in the Western Conference. However, the playoffs will be a whole new challenge for OKC, and they will look to Westbrook and Durant to carry them to a title.
Let's take a look at six reasons why Westbrook will be the key to victory.