Thunder’s Russell Westbrook not worried about suspension
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not in a good place right now. They’re currently down 3-1 to the Utah Jazz and they could be going home for a win-or-go-home Game 5 without two of their stars in Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams.
The NBA is reportedly reviewing one of the numerous incidents from last night’s Game 4 between the Thunder and Jazz, one in which Westbrook and Adams may abbe entered the court from the scorer’s table for an altercation prior to being subbed in.
So I went back and checked the OKC feed of the Westbrook-Gobert incident and it's still unclear whether he was checked in or not….Looks like Westbrook made the ref aware that he was coming in and the ref waved him in but ref was still checking out the situation on the court. pic.twitter.com/DRh2eDN8P2
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 24, 2018
During Tuesday afternoon’s practice back in Oklahoma City, Westbrook chimed in on the incident and gave his take on what happened. All in all, he’s not worried about being suspended.
“I definitely remmber the play,” said Westbrook. “I was at the scorer’s table waiting, foul went, the alarm blew, so I walked on the court. I was already in the game. Once I was in the game, they told me to wait because they were going to review it or whatever. Once they did that, obviously the altercation happened, and I was out on the floor.”
Russell Westbrook on the skirmish being reviewed by the NBA, says he heard the horn blow before coming onto the floor: pic.twitter.com/hA9JoYXd45
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) April 24, 2018
Westbrook is averaging 21.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.8 steals per game, but is shooting anabysmal 36.7 percent from the field as well as 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. Adams is averaging 9.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 0.8 blocks on 55.2 percent shooting from the field.
Game 5 between the Jazz and Thunder is on Wednesday night back in OKC.