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Russell Westbrook made 4-of-15 from the field for 15 points during a 112-80 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. OKC had a brutal offensive night with their season-low in points and FG%. As for Westbrook, he's back to having some efficiency issues again with four straight games under his season 44.2 FG%. Not coincidentally, he is taking more 3-pointers and he's not making them to pull him down, so that explains it. Westbrook is still feasting on the stat sheet in his triple-double categories, so he's doing just fine as DFS's best scorer. Not so much in nine-cat leagues, though.

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Feb 24 - 10:58 PM

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Russell Westbrook hit a buzzer-beating jumper to defeat the Kings 110-107 on Thursday, scoring 17 points with 15 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers in 38 minutes. He was open for a 3-pointer near the top of the key for one of the flattest triples you'll see this season, but it still counts for three. Before the game-winner, this was the 33rd time he's posted a triple-double before the fourth quarter in his career, and he had plenty of time to spare with it coming at the 7:04 mark in third quarter. Westbrook is up to 97 career triple-doubles and he'll likely be at 100 in the next couple weeks. He's not going to have the historic year like his MVP 2016-17 campaign, but Westbrook has been better after a slow start a couple months ago.

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Feb 23 - 1:13 AM

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Russell Westbrook played again on Wednesday and hit 6-of-14 shots and 11-of-12 free throws for 23 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes. He was 0-for-4 from downtown, but notched his 17th triple-double of the season, while he's missed several others by just a point, rebound or assist. The Thunder are the currently the No. 5 seed in the West, but sit just one game ahead of the Nuggets, Pelicans and Blazers, while the Clippers are just 1.5 games back, and the Jazz are 2.5 games back. Westbrook is going to have to continue to play at a high level while they chase the Timberwolves and Spurs, and try to hold off all the pursuers. Westbrook's ankle appears to be fine and he'll hopefully be able to get a little rest during the All-Star break.

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Feb 14 - 11:54 PM

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Russell Westbrook was back from his sore ankle on Tuesday and hit 7-of-19 shots and 7-of-8 free throws for 21 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in a 120-112 loss to the Cavaliers. Westy missed his previous two games, but wasn't on a minutes limit tonight and is fully expected to play again on Wednesday. He didn't have a 3-pointer tonight and his shot wasn't exactly sharp, but at least he's back. Paul George managed to score 25 points with a nice line, even with Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony back from their two-game hiatus.

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Feb 13 - 11:40 PM

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Coach Billy Donovan said that both Russell Westbrook (ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. Cleveland.

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Feb 13 - 6:22 PM

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Russell Westbrook (ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (ankle) both went through shootaround but will be game-time decisions for Tuesday's matchup vs. Cleveland. Both Westbrook and Melo have each missed the last two games; however, they appear to be trending in the right direction. Westbrook practiced on Monday, although most of it was non-contact work. It is also important to note that Tuesday is the front end of a back-to-back for OKC, as they also play Wednesday vs. Memphis. Then, they have a full week off before returning to action February 22nd. Raymond Felton will draw another start if Westbrook is ruled out.

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Feb 13 - 12:34 PM

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Russell Westbrook (ankle) practiced on Monday, but most of it was non-contact work. This is a good sign after Westbrook sat out of OKC's last two games. Coach Billy Donovan didn't update Westbrook's status for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavaliers, but added that it will be determined after the morning shootaround. If he's out, expect Paul George to carry the Thunder with Raymond Felton providing low-end fantasy numbers as the fill-in starter.

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Feb 12 - 2:21 PM

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Russell Westbrook (ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies.

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Feb 11 - 6:06 PM

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Carmelo Anthony (ankle) and Russell Westbrook (ankle) will be game-time decisions on Sunday against the Grizzlies. Both did not practice on Saturday after they missed Thursday's action against the Lakers. Westbrook's injury hasn't caused much concern, but the Thunder apparently want him to take it easy. Besides his two-year stretch with knee issues, Westbrook has been extremely durably despite his sky-high usage. We'll see if he goes through shootaround tomorrow.

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Feb 10 - 2:16 PM

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Russell Westbrook (ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (ankle) are out Thursday against the Lakers. This comes as a shock and Westbrook will miss his first game of the 2017-18 season. The TNT broadcast showed Westbrook walking around just fine, so presumably the team is just being very cautious. With him out, we'll see a lot of Raymond Felton at the point. Paul George could have a monster night, too.

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Feb 08 - 9:34 PM

Zaza Pachulia Says Russell Westbrook Calling Him a Dirty Player Is 'Childish' https://t.co/LDJrxg20T3 https://t.co/fqXlrBfyIF
RT @BleacherReport: Zaza says its “childish" to think he was attempting to hurt Russ last night in controversial play https://t.co/OXgr9Vyj…
RT @royceyoung: Russell Westbrook on Zaza Pachulia falling on him, and asked if he’s a dirty player: “Yeah. For sure.” https://t.co/w9ZH0Aw…
I WILL NOT TOLERATE RUSSELL WESTBROOK SLANDER ON MY TL FUCK ON OUTTA HERE
Russell Westbrook so damn fine. 😩😩😩
When LAFC scored, Leah was not impressed and Cj almost took Russell Westbrook’s lead from Nick Young’s celebration… https://t.co/pjTZqPTOSH
RT @NBA: 😤😜 ...not many can match the INTENSITY of Russell Westbrook! 🏀: #ThunderUp x #DubNation ⏰: 8:30pm/et Saturday 📺: #NBAonABC htt…
RT @realwtsports: How Zaza looked when he fell on Russell Westbrook last night https://t.co/R62YBuBhRl
RT @autumnmathewz: Hey guys check out this article I wrote for @ThunderDigest. I took a look back at some of Russell Westbrook's best game…
I see Zaza Pachulia was up to his old tricks again, this time literally falling on Russell Westbrook's leg... with… https://t.co/NGQrDTZWgy
Kurtenbach: Why I don’t think Zaza Pachulia intentionally fell on Russell Westbrook https://t.co/VIbSf4tbRH https://t.co/xMWUb2O9a5
RT @ESPNDeportes: Fuertes las acusaciones de @russwest44 a Pachulia en la duela 😮 🏀 ¿Qué opinas? https://t.co/fTMqMYFH3A
#NBA #video GameTime: Did Pachulia Intentionally Fall On Westbrook? - The GameTime crew breakdown Zaza Pachulia's f… https://t.co/w8kVvJM0yh
Fuertes las acusaciones de @russwest44 a Pachulia en la duela 😮 🏀 ¿Qué opinas? https://t.co/fTMqMYFH3A
RT @royceyoung: Russell Westbrook on Zaza Pachulia falling on him, and asked if he’s a dirty player: “Yeah. For sure.” https://t.co/w9ZH0Aw…