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Russell Westbrook leaves after suffering knee injury against Raptors (VIDEO)


UPDATE 11:33 p.m.: Good news. Russell Westbrook left the arena Sunday night under his own power — no limp, no crutches and no boot — and said he would not miss time with the injury, reports Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman.

9:12 p.m.: Russell Westbrook left Friday night’s game against the Raptors in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury, following an inadvertent collision Kyle Lowry as the Toronto guard was defending.

Westbrook’s reaction was similar to the one he had when suffering the season-ending injury to the same knee in last year’s playoffs, but there’s no reason to speculate beyond what the visual evidence revealed.

The Thunder have been cautious with Westbrook as of late, choosing to sit him in back-to-back situations. The broadcast later called it a “right knee sprain,” and stated that Westbrook would not return.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.