After picking up his 16th technical foul in the Thunder’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, many thought that Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook wouldn’t be able to play in the Thunder’s game tonight versus the Blazers, a game that is expected to decided the rest of Oklahoma City’s season. Now Westbrook will get the chance to try to help the Thunder make it in, as the league has decided to take away Westbrook’s technical foul that would have force him to he suspended for one game and having to pay a fine.
Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul from Sunday at Indiana has been rescinded, the NBA has announced.
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Westbrook spoke on the technical foul, saying that he really didn’t care about call and that it should be moved on from.
“I ain’t got no view on it,” Westbrook said after the game, according Royce Young of ESPN. “He called it, and we’ll move on from it.”
“I don’t really give a damn what nobody thinks, to tell you the truth, man,” Westbrook said. “I really don’t care. Every night I go out and compete harder than anybody else in this league, and I’m proud of coming out and my teammates don’t have problem with it. I’m good with that.”
With Westbrook’s technical foul being taken away, it becomes the 46th technical foul taken away by the NBA this season. Westbrook is averaging 27.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game this season for the Thunder.
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