Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Westbrook out against Mavs to rest knee


Posted Mar 16, 2014 7:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook won't play for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday as he rests his surgically repaired knee.

Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said before the game that resting Westbrook occasionally was part of the Thunder's plans after the point guard's return from his most recent knee surgery, his third procedure since injuring the knee last April during the NBA playoffs.

Westbrook missed 27 games after the most recent surgery, returning to the lineup on Feb. 20. Brooks says there are no problems with Westbrook's knee and that Westbrook will play Monday when the Thunder visit the Chicago Bulls.

The Thunder have three back-to-backs between Sunday and March 25.

Reggie Jackson, who started for Westbrook during his earlier absences this season, started against the Mavericks.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: Detroit Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in Detroit's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: NY Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in New York's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: Indy Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in Indiana's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: DC Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in Washington DC's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: SAC Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in Sacramento's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.