NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors

Oklahoma City Thunder fans had quite a scare on Friday night during their double-overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.  After knee-knee contact with Kyle Lowry, Westbrook was visibly hurting and did not return to the game, but there’s good news.

Shay Marie

via The Oklahoman:

After an MRI and clinical exam, it was determined that no issues of concern resulted from Westbrook’s knee-to-knee contact with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. 

Moving forward, the Thunder will continue to monitor Westbrook’s minutes and rest him on one night of its back-to-backs. OKC plays Denver at home on Monday and the Mavericks in Dallas on Tuesday. Westbrook is expected to play in one of those games and rest in the other.

Resting Westbrook during back-to-backs were originally in the Thunder’s plans so nothing has changed.  Their playoff hopes are still intact with their No. 2 star still ready to go.