For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head bu…

For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head buried in his thoughts and his phone, texting his friends and family and trying to reckon with the 2-0 hole his team finds itself in this best-of-seven series despite yet another of his sublime and historic triple-doubles. Westbrook scored the most points ever in a playoff triple-double against the Rockets, finishing with 51 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. But it was what he couldn’t do in the fourth quarter that was on his mind after the game. “I don’t give a f— about the line,” Westbrook said. “We lost.”
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March 19, 2018 | 5:54 pm EDT Update
On Monday, Lue said he was stepping away from the Cavaliers for some time to focus on his health. “It’s a stressful job,” Walton said. “… You don’t get a lot of sleep, you travel a lot and you’re stressed all day long. It’s important that coaches take time to also take care of themselves as far as health … whether that’s workouts, meditate, whatever it is. It’s important that we eat right, exercise, all those things, because the life of travel and everything else that goes into coaching is probably not ideal for staying healthy. I’m not sure what it is with Ty, but my thoughts and prayers are with him that he gets better and gets back to coaching because I know he loves coaching.”
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