NBA: Clippers' Russell Westbrook breaks left hand

NBA: Clippers’ Russell Westbrook breaks left hand

/ 02:36 PM March 02, 2024

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook runs up the court during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, March 1, 2024, in Los Angeles. Westbrook fractured his left hand during the first half. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)

LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook fractured his left hand in the first half of the Los Angeles Clippers’ game against the Washington Wizards on Friday night in the NBA.

Westbrook, 35, had six points and one assist in 10 minutes off the bench. He left with 8:10 remaining in the second quarter and did not return.


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The Clippers went on to beat the Wizards, 140-115.


Westbrook has played in every game for the Clippers this season, averaging 11.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 23 minutes.

He had moved to the bench following the Nov. 1 trade for James Harden but remained an important part of the lineup as the Clippers chase their first NBA title.

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