Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points in a loss to Indiana yesterday, and in the process, he picked up his 16th technical foul of the season. Sixteen techs in one season will earn you a one game suspension. So if this technical is not rescinded, Russ will have to sit out OKC’s next game which is Monday vs. Portland. That won’t bode well for their playoff chances given they’re also without Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook faces an automatic one-game suspension after he was assessed his 16th technical foul of the season during Sunday’s 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Westbrook was called for a defensive foul with six minutes remaining in the game and argued the call with the referee Ed Malloy.