Russell Westbrook gets into it with former OKC teammates


As usual, Russell Westbrook was very involved in the Rockets’ playoff game Monday even though he was in street clothes, nursing a strained quadriceps muscle.

During the first timeout of Game 4 of the Rockets-Thunder series, Westbrook got into a shouting match with several Thunder players across the court.

As both teams huddled for their timeout, Westbrook appeared to exchange words with Thunder backup guard Dennis Schroder. Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams eventually joined in on the action.

Neither side got close to each other, and Rockets trainer Keith Jones stood in front of Westbrook to make sure he didn’t attempt to cross midcourt to get closer to the Thunder players.

The Thunder ended up winning 117-114 to even the series. Game 5 is Wednesday.