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Russell Westbrook (quad contusion) is being listed as questionable Thursday vs. the Lakers.
First we’re hearing about any sort of injury to Westbrook, but there’s no question Mike D’Antoni could opt to rest his superstar a bit during the seeding games. Check back for a status on Westbrook tomorrow ahead of the game against Los Angeles.
Russell Westbrook provided 15 points (5-14 FG, 5-13 FT, 0-2 3PT), three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block across 35 minutes during the Rockets 102-110 loss to the Blazers on Tuesday.
It was a frustrating game for Westbrook, shooting only 35 percent from the field and a dreadful 38 percent from the charity stripe on 13 attempts. With James Harden battling foul trouble for much of the second half, the stage was set for Westbrook to take the reigns offensively but it just wasn't his night. Chalk this one up as an off night and fully expect The Brodie to get back on track in the Rockets next game on Thursday against the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook put up 31 points (10-21 FG, 10-12 FT, 1-3 3PT), six rebounds, eight assists and one block across 38 minutes of action during the Rockets 120-116 victory over the Bucks.
With James Harden being held in check by the Bucks stout defense while also dealing with foul trouble, Westbrook lead the charge on Sunday, finishing with 31 points on 47 percent shooting. The former-MVP was in attack mode all evening long, getting to his spots on offense and getting to the charity stripe 12 times. He did commit five turnovers, but fantasy owners have to be pleased with his performance. The Brodie will look to stay productive and efficient on Tuesday against his arch-rival Damian Lillard and the Blazers.
Russell Westbrook put up 31 points (13-30 FG, 4-8 FT, 1-3 3PT), 11 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block across 43 minutes during the Rockets' 153-149 victory over the Mavericks on Friday.
Westbrook was everywhere on Friday and nearly came away with a triple-double. He did commit a team-high six turnovers on the night, but fantasy owners will live with that as long as he continues producing at this rate. Westbrook will look to build off of this performance as he and the Rockets face-off against the Milwaukee Bucks in a prime time showdown on Sunday evening.
Russell Westbrook scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 6-6 FT, 1-2 3PT), six rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 26 minutes of action during Tuesday's 137-112 victory over the Celtics.
It was encouraging to see Westbrook's efficiency improve after two sub-par performances in which he shot 8-26 from the field in the previous two scrimmages combined. On the flip side, the Celtics were resting all of their starters and key players so it's tough to take a lot from this performance. Nonetheless, Westbrook should be ready to roll for the Rockets' first seeding game Friday against the Mavericks. With Eric Gordon going down with an ankle injury and possibly missing time, Westbrook and James Harden could each be asked to carry a bit more of the load offensively which would certainly be good for his fantasy value. Since January 3rd until the NBA season was suspended, Westbrook was averaging just under 31.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists while shooting 51.9 percent from the field.