Thunder's Westbrook to miss game with sprained ankle
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 07, 2018 07:15 AM
FILE - NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on December 16, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will miss Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a sprained left ankle.
A Thunder spokesman said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) the team wants to see how the ankle responds to treatment for the next few days before providing another update.
The Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) but lost Westbrook in the third quarter. After coming down hard on the side of his foot, he pounded the ground in frustration before limping off the court. Westbrook finished with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Westbrook had a procedure on his right knee that cost him the preseason and the first two games of the regular season. The Thunder are 5-2 with him in the lineup and 0-2 without him. The former league MVP is averaging 24.1 points, 8.9 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game.