Thunder’s Russell Westbrook out vs. Rockets
Russell Westbrook is out tonight against the Rockets, Billy Donovan says. Asked if he’s close to returning Donovan said, “I don’t know that.”
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 8, 2018
In seven games this season, Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The explosive guard is shooting a woeful 10.0 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free-throw line. Expect those numbers, though, to increase as the season moves along.
The Thunder have to be relieved that Russell Westbrook suffered only an ankle sprain. It looked like a much worse ailment when it first happened. Westbrook was screaming in pain and needed help being carried to the locker room.
OKC acquired Dennis Schröder from the Atlanta Hawks in the Carmelo Anthony trade over the summer. Unlike past seasons, the Thunder now have a high-level backup point guard. Schröder is averaging 16.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game with OKC and shooting 42.4 percent from the floor, 30.6 percent from the 3-point line and 79.1 percent from the charity stripe.
The Thunder enter Thursday with a 6-4 record They are on a six-game winning streak.