After a scare against the Toronto Raptors in which Russell Westbrook left the game with an injury to his surgically repaired knee, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard sat out Monday night's win over the Denver Nuggets. It was supposed to be in accordance to the Thunder's plan of limiting Westbrook's minutes and not having him play both games of a back-to-back.

Thunder fans shouldn't worry about that being just lip service to cover up a greater concern about Westbrook. He'll play Tuesday night against the Dallas Mavericks.