Thunder G Westbrook to miss game with sprained ankle

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) puts up a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward E'Twaun Moore (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will miss Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a sprained left ankle.

A Thunder spokesman said Tuesday the team wants to see how the ankle responds to treatment for the next few days before providing another update.

The Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday but lost Westbrook in the third quarter. After coming down hard on the side of his foot, he pounded the ground in frustration before limping off the court. Westbrook finished with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Westbrook had a procedure on his right knee that cost him the preseason and the first two games of the regular season. The Thunder are 5-2 with him in the lineup and 0-2 without him. The former league MVP is averaging 24.1 points, 8.9 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game.

___

Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP

___

More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

US women's basketball captain Sue Bird has knee...

Aug 17, 2016

Sue Bird has a knee capsule sprain and the U.S. women's basketball team's point guard and captain...

US women's basketball 1 win from 6th consecutive...

Aug 19, 2016

There was a calm, relaxed atmosphere at the final practice for the U.S. women's basketball team

Froome and Quintana struggle in opening Tour de...

Jul 7, 2018

Overall favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana each had trouble in the opening stage of the Tour...

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in...

Jan 13, 2018

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania

World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks USA Basketball

Sep 22, 2018

Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson is checking in periodically from the FIBA Women's Basketball World...

Sign up now!