UPDATE: Feb. 25, 1:29 p.m. — Westbrook will play Wednesday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Eric Gordon, who was injured in Monday’s win over the Knicks, is questionable. Gordon hurt his knee against New York and was unable to return.
Coach D’Antoni says Eric Gordon is questionable for tomorrow, but expects he will play. Westbrook is good to go vs. Memphis.— Cayleigh Griffin (@cayleighgriffin) February 25, 2020
Houston Rockets PG Russell Westbrook is a late scratch from Monday night’s game vs. the New York Knicks. Westbrook wasn’t out for pre-game warmups and now it appears that he won’t be playing. Thankfully we got this news before lock of the game at 8:00 p.m. ET. Still, it isn’t much time to react.
Russell Westbrook is a late scratch with thumb soreness.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 25, 2020
Here’s the Rockets starting lineup against the Knicks:
Rockets starters: Tucker, House Jr., Covington, Gordon, Harden.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 25, 2020
Rockets 17th starting lineup of the season.
Knicks: Randle, Harkless, Gibson, Barrett, Smith Jr.
Officials: Fraher, Ervin, Sterling
With Westbrook out, you should immediately pivot to James Harden on DraftKings in GPPs. We know what kind of usage Harden will get with Westbrook out. It’s also a really small lineup and the Knicks have more of a chance at winning with Russ sidelined. Once the line gets posted again, I’d still lean Rockets. Houston is probably worth betting the 1Q depending on what the spread looks like.
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