Westbrook supplied 29 points (12-25 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals across 37 minutes in the Thunder's 117-113 loss to the Kings on Monday. Westbrook's return from a six-game absence was a highly successful one from a statistical standpoint, even as the night ended disappointingly from a team perspective. The perennial All-Star operated without a minutes restriction as advertised, and he didn't appear hampered by his previously sprained ankle whatsoever. Westbrook has now scored 29 points apiece in two of the four games he's played in November, and he's double-doubled in three of those contests as well. Given his performance Monday, he appears to be at full strength moving forward.
Westbrook (personal) is available to play and won't be on a minutes restriction Monday against Sacramento, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. Westbrook hasn't played since Nov. 5 due to an ankle sprain and the birth of twin daughters, but he's been cleared to return to the court in Sacramento. He figures to rejoin the starting five and see his usual workload.
Updating a previous report, Westbrook (personal/ankle) will be evaluated prior to Monday's game against the Kings, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. The Thunder continue to handle Westbrook's status in a confusion fashion, listing him as "out" on their initial injury report, yet waiting until closer to game-time to officially clarify his status. The general expectation was that Westbrook would miss a seventh straight game, though there now looks to be a chance he could be cleared to play after dealing with an ankle injury, as well as the recent birth of his twin daughters.
Westbrook has been ruled out for Monday's game against Sacramento due to personal reasons, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports. Westbrook is still away from the team due to the birth of his daughters, although he's likely to return later in the week. A lingering ankle injury is also bothering Westbrook, so it's unclear whether he'll play upon rejoining the Thunder. His next chance to take the floor will come Wednesday at Golden State.
Westbrook, who's currently away from the Thunder attending the birth of his twin daughters, is still dealing with an ankle injury, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. It remains unclear if Westbrook will rejoin the team in time for Monday's game against the Kings, but even if he does, there's no guarantee that his sprained left ankle will be in good enough shape to play. Dennis Schroder and Raymond Felton would stand to benefit if Westbrook fails to play Monday, regardless of the reason for his absence.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||80||746||44.1||133||31.9||531||80.5||2155||26.94||4366|