Thunder's Westbrook has knee surgery Saturday

Thunder's Westbrook has knee surgery Saturday
April 27, 2013, 4:10 pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 24: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots a three-pointer against the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder says All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is out for the remainder of the NBA playoffs after undergoing knee surgery on Saturday.

The team said in a statement Saturday that the surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in Westbrook's right knee was successful and that a timetable for his return will be determined during the offseason.

Westbrook was hurt when rookie Patrick Beverley tried for a steal in the second quarter of Game 2 and ran into his knee.

Coach Scott Brooks says Reggie Jackson would start for Westbrook in Saturday's Game 3 of the best-of-seven series, which the Thunder lead 2-0.

It will be the first time Westbrook has missed a game in his career. He has appeared in an NBA-best 394 consecutive regular-season games and each of Oklahoma City's 45 playoff games.