WASHINGTON — Russell Westbrook’s ankle injury didn’t appear to be something that hindered in him Game 3 and Scott Brooks indicated that Westbrook said it was doing fine after practice on Sunday.
“I know him. He’s not going to tell me anything different…he’s as tough as they come,” Brooks told FortyEightMinutes and other media of what Westbrook told him.
Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook told him that his ankle injury is doing good.
"I know him. He's not going to tell me anything different…he's as tough as they come."
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Westbrook recorded a triple-double in the loss to the Sixers, scoring 26 points while adding 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Brooks continues to praise Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid set a career-playoff-high with 36 points in the Sixers’ Game 3 win, making 14-of-18 shots from the field, and Wizards coach Scott Brooks was simply left without an answer for him on the floor.
“I can’t imagine anybody playing better than him,” Brooks’ told FortyEightMinutes and other media in Washington after the contest. “That was MVP-level tonight. He’s definitely a handful.”
On Sunday afternoon, Brooks continued his Embiid praise.
“I was fortunate enough to play with [Hakeem] Olajuwon for three years. He’s doing things that I haven’t seen since then,” Brooks added.