After again giving the reporter the cold shoulder treatment on Saturday night, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook was gracious enough to respond to The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel following his team’s 111-98 Game 4 defeat against the Portland Trail Blazers:

It wasn’t exactly the answer Tramel may have been looking for, but this is still a milestone for these two. Westbrook has been ignoring Tramel for some time now, and the mere fact that he acknowledged the reporter’s question after Game 4 is a step in the right direction. Then again, the former MVP winner still refused to give Tramel a proper response, so maybe this feud will carry on until who knows when.

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Westbrook was understandably not in the best of moods in the postgame press conference, with his team now down 3-1 in the series. The eight-time All-Star shot poorly in Game 4, going only 5-of-21 from the floor en route to a 14-point performance. Westbrook did account for nine rebounds and seven assists as well.

He was, however, outplayed yet again by Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard, who logged 24 points (on 7-of-19 shooting), four 3-pointers, three rebounds, eight assists, and a steal in 41 minutes of action. It so happens that Lillard is now also 3-1 up in this series within a series between himself and Westbrook.

Game 5 will now shift back to Portland, with the Blazers firmly in control of the series and just one win away from securing a second-round matchup against either the Denver Nuggets or San Antonio Spurs.