Westbrook finished with 32 points (14-29 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven assists, seven rebounds, two steals and one block across 39 minutes Sunday in the Rockets' 117-110 loss to the Nuggets. Coach Mike D'Antoni said prior to the contest that Westbrook would sit out Monday's game in Utah for maintenance purposes, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
With James Harden (thigh) sidelined, the Rockets offense ran almost entirely through Westbrook, whose 42.9 percent usage rate was an appreciable increase from his season-long rate (33.3 percent). While Westbrook was able to parlay the added touches into another gaudy stat line, he also committed a season-high 10 turnovers along the way, taking some of the shine off the performance. Westbrook will rest for the second half of the back-to-back set Monday, and since D'Antoni labeled Harden as doubtful for that contest, it's expected that Houston will rely more heavily on the likes of Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore, Clint Capela, Austin Rivers and Danuel House to pick up the slack offensively. Jan 26 7:18 pm (EST)
- Coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Westbrook would play Sunday against the Nuggets and sit out for rest purposes Monday in Utah, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
- Westbrook will play in Sunday's game against the Nuggets, but he's scheduled to sit out Monday's contest in Utah, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
- Westbrook scored 45 points (16-27 FG, 0-0 3PT, 13-13 FT) and added 10 assists, six rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes in Friday's 131-124 win over Minnesota. All Russell Westbrook News
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