Jason Kidd

Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down

Larry Bird and Jason Kidd are in awe of Russell Westbrook's ability to make the difficult seem routine.

They know firsthand the all-around effort it takes to record a triple-double in the natural flow of the game, and they don't expect the high-energy Oklahoma City guard to back off down the stretch of the regular season.

Westbrook is poised to become just the second player to average a triple-double for the season — Oscar Robertson did it during the 1961-62 season. The regular season resumes Thursday after the All-Star break and the 28-year-old Westbrook has been dogged by questions about whether he'll break down because of his workload, even though he only plays 34.6...