Russell Westbrook drives, Clippers set back

The National Basketball Association It continues its path towards the playoffs and most of the teams are starting to define their vision for the next round. Some have already almost confirmed their goal, while others still have a good chance of achieving it, and day by day they enter the court to add more victories. Others have already started working towards the future. However, there are teams that are contenders but their trajectory could be cut short by losing key pieces. As is the case Los Angeles Clippers Before the injury Russell Westbrook.

Currently, Clippers ranks fourth in Western Conference 39-20, 2.5 games over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Therefore, they have a good chance to continue climbing the ranks.


However, Tyronn Lue's team suffered a significant loss after his absence due to injury Russell Westbrook. Let's remember that last Friday, the Washington Wizards point guard left the court before the first half with a broken left hand trying to move the ball away from Jordan Poole.

Clippers know tentative return date for Russell Westbrook

“ESPN Sources: Clippers Card, Russell WestbrookHe underwent surgery on a broken bone in his left hand on Monday and is expected to return before the start of the playoffs. Commented Wojnarowski On social network X.

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Likewise, he averaged 5.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 11.1 points per game, making him one of the best sixth men in the NBA, according to the journalist. Additionally, he maintains a field goal percentage of just under .425 over 50% in 22.6 minutes of playing time. Data from Basketball Reference.

On the other hand, in 2014 Russell Westbrook He returned to the court less than four weeks later with the Thunder, only missing 14 games during that stretch with a fractured right hand.

soon, Los Angeles Clippers 22 games (counting today) to face before returning Westbrook. The Clippers' next commitment is a visit to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, March 6 at the Toyota Center.

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