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Report: Russell Westbrook expected to miss first few playoff games

Russell Westbrook is expected to miss the "first few games" of the Thunder-Rockets playoff series next week and "possibly longer," according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle

The Rockets announced Wednesday that an MRI revealed a strained quadriceps muscle in Westbrook's right leg. 

Westbrook has already been ruled out for Houston's final seeding game Friday. 

The former Thunder star is averaging 27.2 points, 7.9 rebound and 7.0 assists in his first season with the Rockets. 

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Aug 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks on from center court during the first half of a NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs at The Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks on from center court during the first half of a NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs at The Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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