Rush has missed the previous six games with a sprained toe. If he can play, it is unclear if the team will opt to ease him back into action. Shabazz Muhammad is also questionble, so Rush could be needed for some extra minutes if he cannot go.
Green was limited to 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Heat for precautionary reasons after being kneed near the groin area in the first half, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Green indicated after Monday's game that he'll likely play Wednesday against Sacramento, although it's certainly possible that coach Gregg Popovich will err on the side of caution and allow Green to rest Wednesday, even though the injury isn't believed to be overly serious. If Green sits, Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons will be in line for added minutes.
With Steven Adams (concussion) sitting out the contest, Sabonis took on a more prominent role in the
That's five DNP's in Rozier's last 11 games. Coach Brad Stevens said post game he decided to have Smart as the back-up point guard so Smart could post up down low. The benching was a bit of a surprise after Rozier played 23-plus minutes in each of Boston's last two games. Rozier's spotty minutes make a him a risky low-end option in only very deep leagues.
Westbrook compiled 24 points (7-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals over 29 minutes in Monday's 120-98 loss to the Clippers.
Like the Thunder as a whole, Westbrook didn't play up to his usual standards, despite his final stat line being a serviceable one for many other players. Following a stellar 52.4 percent-shooting night on Sunday against the Kings, Westbrook had trouble finding the net Monday, with his performance from the field representing his third game in the last four with a sub-40 percent success rate. The perennial All-Star also saw his streak of five games with at least a double-double come to an end. Despite the downturn in production, Westbrook is still sporting averages of 30.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.2 blocks over nine January games.
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