Russell Westbrook warned the rest of the NBA about his pairing with James Harden in the Houston Rockets' backcourt.

"It's going to be scary, that's all I can tell you. It's going to be scary -- not for us," said Westbrook.

Westbrook said that he can play off the ball, and is only focused on winning.

"I don't have to have the ball to impact the game. I don't have to score, I don't have to do anything. I can defend, I can rebound, I can pass, I can lead. Our main goal, main focus, is to win...that's all I cared about, and that's all I ever cared about," said Westbrook.

James Harden added that he is willing to take a back seat to Westbrook.

"If Russ got it going and Russ is having one of those games that we've all seen before, guess what I'm going to do: sit back and watch the show, and vice versa. It's just a part of basketball."