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Scott Brooks: "If there's a must-win game in an 82-game season, it's tonight."
The technical Westbrook got March 29 against Phoenix was pretty bogus. Last night's though, I'm surprised they overturned that one.
Russell Westbrook's technical foul from last night has been rescinded. He will not be suspended for tonight's game.
Russell Westbrook has now had two technicals rescinded in the past month. Living on the edge, but avoids suspension.
Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul from Sunday at Indiana has been rescinded, the NBA has announced.
The NBA has rescinded Russell Westbrook's technical. He'll play tonight.
To me, this isn't a lesson on handling yourself with 15 techs, it's an example of why you can't pile up 12 in first 3 months with no regard.
Rockets do indeed beat the Pelicans, keeping things all square (New Orleans holds the tiebreaker) with two games to go.
Russell Westbrook's response to those who criticize the 43 shots http://t.co/RmWkL3NSKj
With a career-high 54 pts tonight at Indy, Westbrook might have wrapped up the scoring crown. He's at 27.89 ppg. James Harden's at 27.49 ppg
Russell Westbrook on those who criticize his 43 shots: http://t.co/HSdViYxCUg
Rockets beat the Pelicans. Huge break for the Thunder. Two games to go, OKC must gain a game.
Russell Westbrook on taking 43 shots: http://t.co/03vcYolqXJ
Russell Westbrook on his 16th technical: "I got no view on it" http://t.co/HS2vmhZLv4
The thing that struck me with Westbrook's technical is that Malloy never warned him. In those scenarios you normally see that.
Scott Brooks on the Westbrook technical http://t.co/6EYn5FeldV
Thunder and league will be in contact tonight/tomorrow morning. Should be a ruling on a potential rescinding by the afternoon.
Scott Brooks on Westbrook's technical: I'm pretty confident that will be rescinded."
Scott Brooks said he's "fairly confident" Russell Westbrook's 16th technical will get rescinded.
There will be much discussion on Westbrook's game tonight, but I thought he was awesome. Everything you want from a player in that situation
Pacers beat the Thunder 116-104. Westbrook with 54-9-8 (and one costly technical).
Westbrook goes for 53 pts/9 rebs/8 asts, takes 41 shots, nearly leads OKC to big win, but gets loss/tech/suspension in process. Wild night.
Westbrook with 53
Russell Westbrook has attempted 41 shots. In regulation.
Westbrook is straight up willing the Thunder to a win here. Pulled them to 102-99 with 3:12 left.
Throw a light 50 in the bag lol. Finish these people off man
Westbrook with a new career-high 50 points.
Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook just hit 50 points for the first time in his career. Thunder down only three. Crazy sequence.
Thunder/Westbrook can appeal the technical. He had one rescinded last month. But it seems like a longshot.
Westbrook definitely was not very demonstrative in talking with Malloy. Don't know what he said, but certainly appeared to be a soft tech.
Pacers up 12 in the fourth. Pelicans up at halftime. Westbrook picks up 16th T and suspension. Climax to a nightmare season.
That's some bullshit
Down seven with 5:49 left, Westbrook out for tomorrow. The Thunder's season is darn near over.
That is a monster turn of events for the Thunder's playoff hopes. Can't get a technical there.
Russell Westbrook just got his 16th technical of the season. Wowwwwww. He'll be suspended tomorrow night vs the Blazers.
Ed Malloy hands Russell Westbrook a technical foul, his 16th of the season. If not rescinded, he'll be suspended for tomorrow night's game.
Steven Adams 0-of-6 on free throws tonight and they haven't been close.
For this supposedly being an important game for their season, Pacers fans are very much not into this.
Westbrook with 39 on 33 shots with 8:07 left. He's going full Kobe tonight.
Westbrook back in. Key 9-minute stretch for OKC's playoff chances.
Statistically speaking, the current difference in tonight's game is two banked-in 3s by the Pacers.
Pacers lead the Thunder 82-76 after three. Westbrook 34-6-8, Waiters 16, Kanter 11. Big 12 minutes ahead for both teams.
Russell Westbrook has taken 30 shots and nine 3s, and the third quarter isn't over yet.
Outside of being 0-4 from the free throw line, Dion Waiters has been big in supplementing Westbrook: 16 points on 7-12 shooting.
3 by Morrow, 3 by Kanter, 3 by Waiters. Thunder right back in it: 74-71 Pacers, late third.
Thunder down 11 to the Pacers late in the third, Pelicans up six on the Rockets early in the second quarter.
The Thunder are 4-14 from the free throw line.
Dion Waiters 0-of-4 on free throws tonight and 61-of-101 (60%) since joining the Thunder.
Two missed Waiters FTs, a missed Westbrook transition layup and a Miles made three. Big swing. Pacers up 7.
Thunder need a ton more from their starting bigs. Kanter/Adams combined for only 6 points and 3 rebounds in first half.
When he was on the court in the first half, Russell Westbrook scored or assisted on 38 of the Thunder's 46 points.
Russell Westbrook shot it 21 times in the first half. Made 12. He might put it up 40 times tonight.
Pacers lead the Thunder 56-51 at half. Westbrook 29 and 7 assists, Waiters 9.
Legendary performance @jordanspieth!! Congrats
Russell Westbrook has 29 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds with 28 seconds left in the first half.
Andre Roberson updated 3-point stats -18-of-43 on the road (42%) -3-of-38 at home (8%)
Decent five-minute stretch for the Thunder with Russell Westbrook on the bench. Lost it 7-5. He's back in.
Mitch McGary (from nearby) has a pair of bros in the building who are going nuts whenever he does anything.
The way Westbrook played that first quarter reminded me of Game 4 of the 2012 Finals. Just laying it all out there without any regard.
Russell Westbrook just scored or assisted on 30 of the Thunder's 32 first-quarter points.
The only Thunder basket in the first quarter Westbrook either didn't score or assist on was Dion Waiters' jumper to start the game.
Russell Westbrook went 9/14 for 22 first quarter points. His teammates went 5-of-12 for 10. OKC up 32-29.
Russell Westbrook's first quarter: 22 points, four assists. Thunder lead 32-29.
Russell Westbrook has 22 points in the first quarter.
Russell Westbrook in the first quarter: 22 points on 9/13 FG.
Dion Waiters taking a pull-up transition 3 with no rebounders. What's the emoji for a thousand sighs?
You can definitely put Russell Westbrook in tonight's Came To Play category.
Thunder fighting for the playoffs, Russell Westbrook fighting for that scoring title. He has 11 of OKC's first 19. Thunder up three.