Westbrook was hit with all the technical by referee Tyler Ford from the back court rather than getting a call on a drive. Westbrook fouled Klay Thompson from frustration and then proceeded to assert about the call. A couple plays that, Paul George committed a frustration foul deep in the back court rather than getting a call, as well.
Asked if he’s hopeful the technical could be rescinded, Westbrook responded”Next question.” Asked when he had been aware he had been 15, Westbrook said,”Next question.” And finally, asked if he’s disappointed to be facing a one-game suspension,” he stated,”Next question.”
Westbrook has already established two technicals rescinded in 2013 already.
“And those guys invest a lot in to the match. Clearly, I need Russell playing and I need out him, but we’ll find out exactly what goes on and how this all shakes out.”
Westbrook is regularly near the top of the technical foul list but has never reached 16 for a suspension. During the 201415 season, Westbrook picked up a 16th but had it rescinded the next day to prevent the suspension.
A one-game suspension for Westbrook will cost him $245,891. When there’s a bright side, the Thunder will save $522,518 in luxury tax payments on account of the suspension, in accordance with ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
At the Thunder’s 110-88 loss to the Warriors, Westbrook played probably his worst match of the season, scoring only seven points upon 2-of-16 shooting (0-of-7 from 3), with eight rebounds and eight assists, and five fouls and an technical that likely will earn him a suspension.
“Perhaps you have changed into 11 decades ?” Westbrook said when asked when he believed changing his approach with his shot selection considering how he was being defended.
Westbrook is averaging 23.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.5 assists per match this season.