Westbrook to miss Grizzlies game due to rest
NBA.com Global on Nov 05, 2019 07:55 AM
BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets dunks the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on November 1, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Russell Westbrook today against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Per the NBA's injury report for Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), Westbrook will not play to get in some rest. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) eluded to Westbrook sitting out tonight after Sunday's (Monday, PHL time) blowout road loss to the Miami Heat.
Source: Russell Westbrook will sit out the Rockets' game in Memphis due to rest. That was the original plan, but coach Mike D'Antoni left the door open to reconsidering after Westbrook played only 26 minutes in Sunday's blowout loss in Miami.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 4, 2019
Westbrook started Sunday night's (Monday, PHL time) game and played 26 minutes, finishing with 10 points, four rebounds and six assists. He started 1-for-9 from the field, 0-for-5 from 3-point range -- with his first make from beyond the arc coming on a 45-footer that beat the third-quarter buzzer. That got Houston within 99-71.
Overall, Sunday (Monday, PHL time) was his lowest output of the season as Westbrook is averaging 21.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game this season.