Russell Westbrook got a technical for kicking Caldwell-Pope in family jewels

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This wasn’t a Draymond-Green style flail. It doesn’t look intentional.

But on the elbow jumper you can see above, Russell Westbrook kicked Kentavious Caldwell-Pope right in the… family jewels. Westbrook got a technical for that. And he didn’t like it.

Westbrook pulled his leg up behind him for balance on the leaner, but that leg caught Caldwell-Pope just right. And if the NBA is going to crack down on body control plays by the shooter — as they should — then this needed to be called and Westbrook given a technical. Nothing more, this isn’t a finable offense, but the call is legit.

Westbrook put up a line of 33/15/8, but his heroics were not enough to save the Thunder from a fourth straight loss.