Before the team bus had pulled out of the station at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook was busy telling any teammate who would listen how eager he was to wash out the taste of that loss to the Warriors.

"He told me after the game in Golden State that he couldn't wait to the next game and come out and play," said Kendrick Perkins. "He wanted to win. So I knew what he was going to come out and try to do."

Westbrook ultimately did whatever he wanted in the Thunder's 105-95 win at Sacramento on Friday night.

The Thunder point guard was phenomenal as he orchestrated the offense and ultimately overpowered the Kings, scoring 18 points with a game-high 14 assists that were two shy of tying his career high and one less than the Kings' team total.

"He was great," said Kevin Martin. "He's a special point guard. He wasn't looking to score too much. He was just making the right play all night."