Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony to return against Cavaliers

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 14, 2018 08:29 AM
Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony to return against Cavaliers
FILE - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -NOVEMBER 15: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts during the game against the Chicago Bulls on November 15, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony will return to action Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) against the Cleveland Cavaliers after recovering from sprained ankles.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan made the announcement during his pregame media session Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

Westbrook had been nursing a sprained left ankle. He missed Oklahoma City’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time) and the win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The All-Star point guard leads the Thunder with 25.5 points, 10.3 assists and 9.3 rebounds per game.

Anthony sprained his right ankle early in Oklahoma City’s win over Golden State on Feb. 6 (Feb. 7, PHL time), and he sat out against the Lakers and Grizzlies. The veteran forward ranks third on the team with 17 points per game.

Donovan said both will start and there will be no restrictions on either player.

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