Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook did not play in Sunday's 95-73 win over Utah. In an attempt to get Westbrook more rest following two offseason knee surgeries, the team decided to give him the night off.
Team officials said nothing is wrong with Westbrook's surgically repaired knee. But by sitting out Sunday's game, Westbrook will have had five days of rest when the Thunder hosts San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Reggie Jackson started in place of Westbrook on Sunday and scored 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting with seven assists in 26 minutes.
It was the first regular season home game Westbrook has missed in his six-year career.
The Thunder is expected to continue to look at creative ways to find Westbrook more opportunities for rest as the season progresses.
TREY BURKE'S FIRST CAREER START
The last time Trey Burke was in Oklahoma City, he was being honored as college basketball's best player for the 2012-13 season.
This time, fully recovered from a finger injury, the exciting rookie was making his first career start.
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