Westbrook will not be suspended for Game 5. The league announced on Tuesday evening that the Thunder point guard was issued a technical foul and fined $10K for the incident, but will be able to play on Wednesday night. Despite his poor play at various points during the series, this is great news for the Thunder as they try to stay alive. The Oklahoma City Thunder won Game 1 of their first-round series with the Utah Jazz, but after three straight losses, they suddenly find themselves with their backs against the wall. They'll need to win Game 5 on Wednesday night, or they'll be eliminated. And it seems there's at least a chance that they could be seriously shorthanded. According to a report from KSL.com in Utah, the league is reviewing a fourth-quarter incident involving Russell Westbrook and Rudy Gobert, which resulted in technicals for both players after Westbrook slapped Gobert.
Russell Westbrook fined $10K, issued technical for Game 4 incident; will not be suspended
CBS Sports | Apr 24