Thunder news: Russell Westbrook avoids answering question about his 16th technical foul
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Thunder star Russell Westbrook avoids answering question about his 16th technical foul

Russell Westbrook, Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Golden State Warriors 110-88 on Saturday night, and Russell Westbrook wasn’t really happy about it.

Westbrook received his 16th technical foul during the first half of the game, and once it is made official by the league office, he will be suspended for one game. The All-Star guard, who was visibly upset with the referees, refused to answer any questions related to the matter during his postgame media scrum.

Aside from the one-game suspension, Westbrook could also be fined as much as $5,000 for his 16th technical foul. To make matters worse, succeeding techs will result in game ejection and one-game suspension.

To be fair, Brodie likely doesn’t want to say things that might cause him to shell out more money than what’s going to be taken from him right now.

Russ finished with seven points, eight rebounds and nine assists while shooting 2-16 from the field against the Warriors.

For what was considered as a potential preview of the Western Conference Finals, OKC didn’t put up much of a fight against the two-time champions. They were down by as much as 15 points as early as the first quarter, and never really recovered from that. They had no answer for the scoring outburst of Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who combined for 56 points, including eight 3-pointers made.

OKC is expected to make a deep run in the playoffs, but if they can’t get their emotions in check, this season could come at a disappointing end for them.