Russell Westbrook is (reportedly) back in action.
Multiple sources are reporting that Westbrook is expected to play in Saturday’s rescheduled Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Russell Westbrook will play in Game 5 on Saturday, according to multiple sources. Westbrook was ready and would have played in the originally scheduled game on Wednesday, prior to the walkout.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) August 28, 2020
Westbrook hasn’t played basketball since Aug. 12 when he strained his right quad. But according to ESPN’s TimMacMahon, Westbrook participated in a intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday where he looked “explosive as ever.”
Story filed to ESPN: The Houston Rockets held an instrasquad scrimmage Thursday to get All-Star guard Russell Westbrook his first full-speed 5-on-5 action since he was diagnosed with a strained right quadriceps, sources told @wojespn— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 28, 2020
and I. Source: "Looked as explosive as ever."
Since Houston blew a 2-0 series lead against OKC, it seems the team is ready to have Westbrook back in the lineup.
The start time of Saturday’s game is still TBD.