Russell Westbrook had some kind of first half against the Suns – 20 points, four assists and four rebounds.
The Thunder point guard was into it. Really into it.
That showed when he went to the floor while fighting Alex Len for a free throw:
Shortly after, Westbrook and the Suns bench got double technical fouls, giving Westbrook his second tech and an automatic ejection:
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This was an especially inopportune time to lose Westbrook, because the Thunder – down in the standing due to all the games he and Durant missed due to injury – were playing Phoenix, the team they’re trying to catch in the standings.
Thankfully for Oklahoma City, Durant picked up the slack and scored a season-high 44 points in a 137-134 overtime victory. The Thunder are now just 1.5 games from eighth place in the Western Conference.
Suns, Oklahoma City is coming for you – especially Westbrook.