Thunder G Westbrook leaves after hurting ankle

Thunder G Westbrook leaves after hurting ankle
New Orleans forward Anthony Davis shoots the ball over Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook left Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans after coming down hard on the side of his left ankle.

After falling, he pounded the ground in frustration before limping off the court. The Thunder led 84-77 with 4:25 left in the third quarter when he was injured.

Westbrook missed the preseason and the first two games of the regular season after having a procedure on his right knee.

Westbrook has averaged a triple-double the past two seasons and was the league MVP in 2016-17. He entered this game averaging 25.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists.


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