Russell Westbrook's left foot still looked swollen as he slipped off his shower sandals and began to slip on his sock.

But you wouldn't know it by how he played Saturday.

Westbrook scored 25 points in 37 minutes, 42 seconds of action in the Thunder's 97-90 loss to Atlanta. He did it on a gimpy ankle that he sprained less than 48 hours earlier at Orlando.

When he walked out of Amway Center, he walked with an extreme limp, a scene that seemed like he would have no shot at lacing up his sneakers against the Hawks. But the Thunder's point guard was a game-time decision, and he again proved to be a gamer, keeping his consecutive games streak alive and extending it to 283 games.

"I did all right," Westbrook said. "I could have done a better job of defending and rebounding. I didn't get an opportunity to get no rebounds today. Especially at my position, if I can get loose balls it can lead to fast breaks. The next game, I'm going to do a better job of that."