Russell Westbrook got more than a little heated during Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, reacting to an awkward missed field goal attempt by slamming his body into Klay Thompson, who had been guarding him pretty closely.
That was Westbrook’s 16th tech of the season, and NBA rules dictate that a player receive a one-game suspension once he hits that mark.
Westbrook had little desire to discuss the situation after the game.
Russell Westbrook on picking up his 16th technical foul of the season, which will result in one game suspension on Monday night against the Miami Heat. pic.twitter.com/7DZiaszgYB
— Matt Reynolds (@MattReynolds___) March 17, 2019
Any punishment would be the second of the week for Westbrook, as he was hit with a $25,000 fine by the league earlier after verbally confronting a Utah Jazz fan. However, he received widespread support following that incident.
Westbrook plays angry.
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