Russell Westbrook continues to excel offensively in the first quarter.

Since the All-Star break, Westbrook has scored 10 or more first-quarter points in six of seven games. He had 13 points (and six rebounds) in the first quarter of Tuesday night's 122-105 against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Since the All-Star break, Westbrook has averaged 12.9 first-quarter points. He also has averaged 31.7 points overall while shooting 52.0 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from 3-point range and 85.3 percent from the free-throw line.

“He's just being aggressive,” teammate Kevin Durant said. “He has the ball in his hands a lot. He picks and chooses his spots really well. He does a great job. We're going to continue to need him to do that.”