The Thunder took precautions when it came to playing Russell Westbrook, which is why it must've been a headache for the team and fans to see him head to the locker room on Friday. He got into a knee-to-knee collision with Toronto's Kyle Lowry and almost immediately retired from the game.

It doesn't look like Westbrook will take extended time off after getting hit, however. An MRI revealed there were "no issues of concern" regarding his knee. Oklahoma will continue to limit Westbrook's minutes and resting him in back-to-back games, while fans keep their championship hopes alive.

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]