Russell Westbrook will not be available for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night against the Nuggets in Denver because of left hamstring soreness, head coach Darvin Ham said.

Ham declined to say whether Westbrook would miss more games, saying only that the team would take it day-by-day.

Westbrook had been listed as doubtful for Wednesday’s game a day earlier. Sources previously told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Westbrook remains hopeful of a return against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Westbrook was limited to five minutes in the Lakers’ preseason finale because of the hamstring and later said that coach Darvin Ham’s decision to bring him off the bench in that game could have contributed to the injury.

Westbrook is averaging 10.7 points on 28.9% (8.3% from 3), 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game through the Lakers’ 0-3 start to the season.

He was roundly criticized for taking a midrange jump shot late in Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers with 18 seconds left on the shot clock when the Lakers led by one, rather than attacking the rim or working the ball around to an open teammate.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.



Source link

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook (hamstring) sitting out vs. Nuggets

For watching live sports, visit boomtv.info.

BoomTV offers exceptional live TV service with the highest iptv standards.

Never miss a live sports event, catchup on all your tv shows and get access to all the latest movies out there.

WATCH 2000+ HD CHANNELS AND ON-DEMAND MOVIES/TV SHOWS ON YOUR FAVORITE DEVICES

site logo - Replay Madness