And flex he did.
In the Thunder's 108-91 win over the Warriors, Westbrook thrashed the defending champions and piled up a season-high 34 points (13-of-27 shooting), 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.
Those gaudy figures were the product of tremendous determination on Westbrook's part as he refused to let former teammate Kevin Durant best the Thunder on their home floor.
And as has generally been the case, the reigning MVP was at his best when he was able to barrel downhill and attack the rim with reckless abandon:
Westbrook was also a menace on defense and parlayed Warriors mistakes into crafty conversions on the other end:
But that wasn't all.
Westbrook brought his best trash talk to the table and got into it with Durant on several occasions, including a back-and-forth in the second quarter that set the stage for additional verbal clashes, as ESPN chronicled:
Things nearly boiled over midway through the third quarter when Westbrook and Durant were both slapped with technical fouls for jawing, but they didn't escalate beyond a brief head-butt:
The fire Westbrook boasted from start to finish seemed to motivate Paul George and Carmelo Anthony—both of whom showed up with key scoring efforts that demonstrated what Oklahoma City's ceiling could look like once all three stars mesh.
George poured in 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-10 from three), grabbed 11 boards and recorded four steals in a performance that represented yet another step forward, according to FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring:
Anthony, meanwhile, dropped 22 points as a high-caliber catch-and-shoot weapon who looked like the player that helped Team USA win three gold medals, as the Mercury News' Mark Medina observed:
Then there were the Warriors, who were in an offensive rut throughout.
Stephen Curry led the way with 24 points (9-of-18 shooting), but those positive contributions were nearly wiped out by a team-high six turnovers.
The story was the same for Durant, who scored 21 points but coughed up the ball four times on a night when the Thunder scored 34 points off 22 Warriors turnovers.
Now headed back to the Bay Area, the Warriors will have Thanksgiving off before they return to the floor Friday against the Chicago Bulls.
The Thunder will also be home Friday when they host the Detroit Pistons in search of their second straight win.