5 years ago

Russell Westbrook was benched for part of the third quarter of Thursday's win against the Grizzlies, finishing with 21 points, nine boards, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He was reportedly upset about Thabo Sefolosha getting called for a violation and was throwing a bit of a tantrum to assistant coach Maurice Cheeks. Westbrook briefly went to the locker room and may have vented his frustration, but he came back out and started the fourth quarter. This story will likely be overblown on a national level, but the All-Star is a fantasy monster this year.