With 5:46 remaining in the fourth quarter, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook rolled his left ankle while driving to the basket. Westbrook remained in the game and played through it, even making two free throws right after sustaining the injury and assisting on two momentum-changing 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes. After the game, however, he walked out of the arena with a limp and was said to have an ankle sprain. He will be listed as day-to-day. "I feel all right," Westbrook said. Westbrook has played in 282 consecutive games, the third longest streak among active players. It's a streak that will be at risk for the second time this season when the Thunder closes its three-game road trip at Atlanta on Saturday. Westbrook also rolled his ankle against Golden State on Feb. 17. He had to leave that game but played two nights later and scored 40 points. Westbrook said his streak is now secondary. "I'm much more focused on my career," he said. "I think missing a game instead of missing (more time) in the long run won't hurt you. So we'll just see how it feels and hopefully I'll be able to play."
Russell Westbrook suffers sprained ankle
The Oklahoman | Mar 2